Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

More Brushing Up

Lisa has been keeping erratic hours, which means that sometimes she wakes up even earlier than I do. The pre-dawn twilight is one of the good times to do outdoor work around the house during the summer because it's the only time it's not hot. A few days ago, she looked behind the garage (where we don't go that often because we mainly just use it for storing miscellaneous bits) and decided that the trees and brush back there were too much.

Brushing Up

When I got up to start work that morning, Lisa showed me this pile of small trees and brush that she cleared out. This is that fast-growing "tree of heaven" and it is no great loss.

Behind the Garage

Here's the area from which she cut all of that brush. There's no "before" photo, so you can't tell how much she removed, but it does make the area more accessible. You can just make out the stumps in the center left, next to the board that covers a hole in the side of the garage.

Eventually we will separate the brushy bits from the small amount that might be worth burning in the fireplace. Possibly we will buy another burn permit this autumn and do more brush burning.
Tags: brush, house, lisa
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