Friday, October 15, 2010

Tree coming down

We are having a tree removed from the farm. The large spruce behind the house. It is way too large for Bill to remove so we hired someone.

I love this tree and we tried to save it. But frankly, it is way too large for the space it is in. Additionally, since we are designing passive solar into our plans and this non-deciduous tree is on the south side of the house, it is coming down.

We are saving the wood and going to have it milled into board lengths for use as stair treads and perhaps cabinets.

Some of the smaller trees between the house and the red building (which is now gone) are also coming down
It is being cut today. It sure will look different when we go up next time.


Wishful Acres Farm said...

Hi Angie!
This is the first time I've seen pics of the outside of the farmhouse. Does the house flood during heavy rain? I always get nervous when I see a house situated on a hill like that - just my own paranoia lol. Looks like they faced the front door right to the hillside for the water to run in. This summer's flood has caused me to look at things a bit differently. Hope I'm wrong and you get no water!!!

angie said...

Hi Penny,

We get TONS of water. The tree is the first phase of a excavation project. While restoring the barn, we are also working to re-grade the area around the house to redirect the flow of water. If you saw (and maybe some day we can plan a farm visit? :) ) the hillside on the back of the house you would really be frightened! There is an entire hillside that drains the watershed right down to our front door. Sigh... lots of work to engineer our way out of this one.

Wishful Acres Farm said...

I was afraid of that! When I saw that hillside in the picture heading right toward the door I was scared for you! :-)
Maybe I'll see you Wednesday at tomato field day!