Thursday, May 27, 2010

How not to chop down a tree

This weekend we are hiring a big excavator and dozer to come help us clear the back acre (we did the math and it was cheaper for the guy to come out and level the barn site then it was for us to rent the equipment, etc.).

The one place we can save money in the whole equation is by taking down two trees ourselves. I think it's important to mention that we're sad about losing two trees, especially the maple, but we spent a lot of time laying out the barn to take advantage of the pre-existing space...and this is the best case scenario.

We promise to plant AT LEAST two trees for every one we lost (including the accidental one).

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1 comment:

  1. Please, this video cracks me up... I honestly think the insane things that happen while trying to keep up a home (or in your case, build one) are the moments that make a great marriage! Nick and the excavator (or trying to pull the chain saw out of the tree) reminded me of Nathan trying to "spot me" as I stood, belly pressed against the wall, tiptoeing across a 5-inch fireplace mantel while trying to repaint my apartment white and save us $150 in repainting fees... oh, what we will do for love... and to save a buck! ;P


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