Posted: 08/10/2016 at 17:46
starting late yesterday and continuing all today on my conifer demolition.
anyway an elderly neighbour from down the road...prob 90....presented me with a couple of cans of cider as I was up the ladder cutting the top of the conifer. Thought that was nice of her; she saw me working earlier and decided to give me some support
"thanks" I said "but could you you climb up here and cut the top off for me"? It was only about 12 / 14 '. She made an excuse that she was a little too old for that sort of thing now. I was a bit shocked if truth were told ...she could see I was struggling
Ok, she gave me a cider of two, and I appreciste it. but, surely she could have gone up the ladder esp when I asked so nicely?
Massive root system and had to dig down a metre to cut roots that were as thick as my arm. The drive was full of cut branches. Then the trunk had to be lifted out.
Anyway it's out and branches cleared away and I can feel every muscle. Very satisfied though. Lots of garden compost will be turned in there tomorrow and then the planting....
back to the old lady! Should she have climbed the ladder for me? I did say please.