A little over a month ago I had posted
on how we cleared out the undergrowth
in the "island" of trees in the back yard.
June 29, 2012
This is what we came home to yesterday.
Same view today.
A storm of straight line winds came
barreling through the area last night
We lost a huge portion of this old Ash Tree.
You can see at the top of this photo,
the thing sticking up in the air is
the broken limb.
This is where it broke off the tree!
To add insult to injury on the way down
it took of the whole top to
the pine tree next to it!
We kept commenting today just how blessed
we were to have cleared out the
undergrowth in April.
The job of clearing the area today
would have tripled!
My dear Dad and Wayne spent hours
with their chain saws
tackling the fallen limbs.
non of the trees near the house fell!
On the other side of the yard we
lost this sizable limb.
And right behind that,
this old apple tree was
toppled causing root and all
to raise up out of the ground!
And a large branch from our neighbor's tree
is resting in the orchard!
And if that were enough,
the same storm sent another neighbor's tree
down within inches from
the cottage where my sweet inlaws live.
So after hours of sawing wood....
Hauling and stacking the usable fire wood....
dragging the branches to the curb....
all in almost 100 degree heat...
It is plain to see we aren't done yet!
We are just praising God that no one was hurt!