My unruly backyard was getting on my last nerve. What happens to things that get on my last nerve?
I started at daylight and it took me about three hours. Since it was so early, I worked slowly to not make too much noise to wake my neighbors. I’m a morning person. It would be nice to live in the country somewhere, where I could work to my heart’s content as early as I want.
I tried to pull up the weeds, but there was just too much and some of them were new baby trees with long roots. I removed the stepping stones. Shit, they are heavy! Or maybe it’s because I haven’t moved them in many years and I was much younger then. I probably should take a few aspirins before going to sleep tonight, so that I won’t be so sore in the morning.
Even though the Maple tree has been cut down a lot, it still has enough branches to produce an amazing amount of helicopter seeds (samaras) that get into everything and then grow like crazy. I had a hard time raking and sweeping them up. I’m sure I missed a bunch.
The roots of the Maple tree have pushed up the stepping stones. The stones were getting so wiggly that I was afraid that one of these days one of us was going to trip and fall.
Finished removing and digging up the weeds and baby trees. I swept out the helicopters as well as I could.
I uncovered the larger roots.
Much better. Then I hosed down the roots to show the little rocks. I’m going to dig those up as well as I can before I start sawing the roots. With my luck, I would get popped on the head with a rock while using the electric saw.
It’s getting darker and it looks like it’s going to rain again. I might have to wait until later this afternoon or tomorrow before I use this little saw to cut the roots. It’s only 3.4 amps, but it is pretty light. I wasn’t sure I could handle one of the heavier one.
I guess that’s it for now. It’s raining! Crap! I wanted to go to Smitty’s to get some ribs today. I wonder if they are cooking even though it’s raining.