Monday, May 24, 2010

Super mom to save the day...

OK, I just spent a pretty nasty morning outside in the snow, saving my flowers, trees, shed, house and gazebo.
Yes, you read it right: SNOW on May 24 :(
Over $100.00 of annuals needed to be covered.
The limb on Simon's tree that we have been concerned about for years was bowed down with weight, clear down to our shed, so I went out with my winter coat and gloves, ladder and pruners and got up on top of the ladder and stretched and cut off all that I could, till I was sure that it wouldn't break cause I had cut off so much of the weight. It was nasty cause I had to look up into the tree to prune it and so when it cut a lot of snow ended up falling in my face, again and again. And it was mostly slush, so when it went down my shirt and melted down to my belly button, that was rather an unsavory experience! I went through 3 changes of clothes, cause every time I came in, I came in soaked!
I put pots, covers of various kinds on my flowers and tomatoes to protect them, and I took the broom to the gazebo cover and bounced off snow so deep it did start to break (it did start to break through at one place). And I bounced snow off my trees. I spent a lot of time out there and while I was doing my thing I kept hearing major limbs breaking and crashing down in the forest behind me and in my own neighbor's tree (the one I was pruning). Now the sun has come out and the temp has raised from 32 degrees to 38, so I think we are going to make it. Now I can go out and gather up the mess! And I THOUGHT I was going to be preparing for a trip today. Silly me!

2 comments:

Erica said...

We just hope our tomatoes survive! It's been a rough year for them...

Gramps said...

We found a huge limb from our shade cherry tree broke off. I spent the evening cutting it down and cutting it up instead of mowing the lawn like I should have.