Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

On the Stump

A few weeks ago, just before the series of snow storms starting rolling through, someone dumped a gnarled stump alongside Center Street, which runs along the east side of the vacant lot to the east of Fernley House. This is an area often used for parking by big rigs stopping to eat at downtown restaurants or to stage for the Imerys plant down the street. Particularly after snow started coming through and partially obscuring it, this represented a hazard to navigation, and we were surprised that nobody hit it. Yesterday evening, before the next snowstorm hit, Lisa and I decided to move that stump out of the way if we could.

Hazard to Navigation

It turned out to be fairly simple to get the hand-truck under the stump, then rock it down flat and convert the hand-truck to cart mode. We rolled the stump around the corner and deposited it next to our front gate, where it promptly started catching tumbleweeds.

Our current plan is that after we get sufficient dry weather for the stump to dry out we will break out the chainsaw and Lisa will carve this thing into burnable-sized pieces and we'll get some use out of it.
Tags: fernley, house, wood
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