Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Starting new

Some things recently have been sorta painful, like Tuesday mornings mamogram!! And then there is this:

We have to cut down some perfectly nice trees and burn them because it just doesn't make sense to keep them. When you have already cut thru the field for a couple years and there are just a few left, it makes more sense to cut them down and start over with new seedlings. We did this today.

For me it is painful to see this happen. I feel an attachment to each tree. After all, I have known them since they were babies.

But this is how it works. Fortunately for us it is on a very small scale that we have to do this. Some growers are cutting down thousands of their trees and burning them. There is an over supply of trees and it is hard to market them, so you just have to bite the bullet and get it done.

Some farmers cut them down and leave them lay for a few weeks. Then they pile them and wait for a dry spell to burn them. Not us!!! The guys cut them down real fast while I wasn't looking and piled and burned them. Then they get the tractor and the stump grinder out and grind up all the stumps. They work the dirt, check the PH in the soil, adjust it and replant. Before you know it there will be new little trees planted again.

Oh yes, Mindy and Louis are having a boy!!!!!!!


Auntie Joy said...

Sorry about the trees, and mammograms are a real pain (pun intended) but boys are the greatest, and this is coming from someone who should know!
Love you and your babies and their babies!!

Junebug said...

I know it sad to see those beautiful trees go but soon there will be field of babies trees to watch grow. And speaking of babies, Congratulations!!Those little ones are so fun and I say more grand kids the merrier! Enjoy your day!

Teresa Is Awesome! said...

Congratualtions on it being a boy! Sorry about the trees but you and your crew grow beautiful trees. It looked like you guys are having nice weather compared to us. Rain, rain and more rain. Rain isn't bad its just that it is so much in a short period of time. In 4 days 5 inches.