Saturday, August 28, 2010

an early scary morning

Promptly at 8:00 a.m. this morning my cousin arrived with flatbed, wench and determination.

We have been battling a slowly dying - very messy cherry tree that hangs directly over our home covering our deck with very messy tiny cherries and precariously sitting at the top of a steep hill.

As I watched the preparation, which included tying a small weight to the end of a rope and in excellent cowboy form 'roping' the branch - I wondered how this tree could possibly fall away from the house. The truck and flatbed sitting below with wench secured - floored it to get out of the way of the falling tree as it fell perfectly landing right between to large trees without injuring either!

Now the shop kids in the Hillsdale shop class, can continue their award winning creations using beautiful cherry wood! Everyone wins!

Watch the video to see how close to the house it truly was!!

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