There was an old chipper/shredder left in the garage here when we took ownership of the place, but the most reliable small machine repairman in town said there were no longer parts available to make it safely useable. And it would not have been able to handle the larger sized branches.
|photo taken by Matthias the day we first viewed the property|
Yesterday, while Jerome was still here, Dave hauled it out and between the two of them they made short work of the job. The fellas were delighted to work together, to get to know each other better, to make a neat job of it all.
Here the job is nearly done. That pile doesn't look very large, but it is lovely, fragrant mulch which will be a joy to use around all the trees in the new orchard, and in the flower bed along the driveway.
Oh, and there's Casey, a sweet lab who loves to keep Dave company on his plowing, mowing, shredding, brush hogging, every outside kind of job adventures.
When the fellas finished they came in for coffee and a sweet. While we were at the table, a doe ran into the yard and directly to the spot where I saw a small fawn behind our orchard on Sunday. She must have been waiting for the noisy monster machine to quit before she braved coming across the road. All in all, a pretty good morning.