Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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We have finally vanquished the log -- actually an old telephone pole -- that has cluttered up Lisa's father's field for many years. As the first drops of rain started to fall this afternoon and the light began to fade, Lisa completed the last cut needed to finish reducing that stupid pole into 30 cm-long segments barely light enough for us to pick up and cart over to the "coal seam" debris dump. We can't burn the creosote-coated pole, but we can apparently dump it in the disposal ditch to slowly rot. And there was rot in the pole, through the center, actually.

After putting away the electric chainsaw and extension cord -- rather a priority as light rain was falling -- Lisa used the cart to bring over a load of firewood to her father's house while I used a heavy rake to try and rake the loose soil, molehills, and sawdust into the rut that the pole has left in the field from having lain their for years. With any luck, in a year or so, it will have grown over and flattened out sufficiently to no longer be a hazard to navigation while mowing the field.
Tags: lisa, mehama

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