Saturday, 4 October 2008

A good job

We cracked on with the clearing up of the apple tree behind the house today. I spent the morning lopping the branches that we brought down the other day, saving useful sections and disposing of the leafier pieces on the growing bonfire. Four wheel-barrow loads of apples were transported to the compost heap, (these apples are bland and tasteless, so I didn't feel too guilty), which made it slightly safer underfoot! This afternoon, Andy brought down the remaining trunk. It quickly became apparent that the tree had been living on borrowed time, as the heart wood was diseased and rotten.The rest of the afternoon has been spent logging and sorting the remaining branches. There is still a bit left to clear, but the transformation of the area behind the house is already quite dramatic.

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