The Tree Stooges strike again


There are sights that strike fear into a wife’s heart, and many too many of them involve a truck, a rope, and a tree. This particular incident had been brewing for quite some time. It dates back to our purchase of a relatively large boat, and a commensurately large truck. Together, they pushed the limits […]

What we saw

Our pole saw, and the work it does

I thought we had every kind of saw known to man. We have manual saws and power saws, wood saws and metal saws. We have a chop saw and a circular saw and four – count ‘em, four – chain saws. We have a Sawzall, a tool with a name that we’ve discovered is not […]

It’s our anniversary. Break out the chainsaws.

A most happy feller

It seems to be customary across cultures to plant a tree in honor of the birth of a baby. And it makes sense – a new life for a new life. Well, yesterday was our wedding anniversary, and we cut one down. It’s not like we sat down and decided that this would be a […]


Wood, unsplit

Anyone for a wager? I’m willing to bet that Anthony Hopkins’ house in Legends of the Fall is an anachronism. There’s no way that house existed at the time the movie takes place. I’m sure you saw the film – everyone did. It’s the one where Brad Pitt is one of three sons of an […]

Lumbering up


Wandering down the lumber aisle of the Home Depot, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that everything there was once a living, growing thing. By the time it’s milled, processed, and cut, it bears little resemblance to the tree whence it came. I’m not particularly sentimental about trees. They shade our vegetable garden, cover […]