6th Day of Christmas

The clouds have cleared, the sun is out, it’s 51° and looks to be a gorgeous day. We had a young man out yesterday to talk about getting rid of a pile of mulch and more than a dozen large sections of pine tree trunks that have been piled on the north side of our yard since March of last year. We lost six 50+ foot tall, twenty to forty year old pines in the arctic blast that hit the month before.

We thought we might use the tree trunk sections and mulch at the farm, but it’s too expensive and time consuming to transport it. So, B.J. will be out next week. A friend of his will haul off the sections of trunk and B.J. can do some more clearing and mulching and spread the mulch out in the wooded area out of site. He’ll also clear off the ground where the elec coop guys took out all the trees under the power line between the road and the driveway. There’s too much stuff on the ground, large pieces of shredded trees that won’t mulch properly and tree stumps that prevent us from having that mowed when the grass takes hold.

So, it’s nothing that a little over $1,200 won’t fix. And we still need to have the last pine tree taken out. I’ve seen pine trees that lost all their needles and sprouted new ones but they were much smaller trees and I don’t think this one is going to make it. It has to be seventy feet tall and is too close to the house anyway. We’ll wait a couple of months and get hold of the guys who took the other trees down. Cold killed the other six. Triple digit weather and no rain for months killed this one.

The cowl is still damp and I turn it over and inside out several times a day to make sure it gets dry. Not the best photo, but I was in a hurry. I’ll get a better one after it’s dry.

It’s after 10 am and we’re finishing our coffee and the remains of breakfast and watching Dr. Pol reruns. I need to get the kitchen tidied and beds made and put on some clothes…not necessarily in that order. There are a couple of small loads of laundry to do and I’ll have that chore finished.

Have a blessed RED Friday, ya’ll.

Remember Everyone Deployed! May God bring them home safe.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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