Some of you who have been reading my blog for awhile might remember the terrible ice storm we suffered here in the northeast. We were without power for five days and trees were snapped all over the mountains around us by the hundreds. If you missed that post, you can check it out here:
The pictures I took of the ice were actually kind of pretty with the sun shining on the ice. However, now that spring is here and the snow is nearly gone, the devastation of the ice storm can be found and there is a lot of clean-up to be done. Many people in our area lost branches, large chunks of trees and whole trees throughout their yards.
My son, Cody, is a tree climber and is helping neighbors in our area clean up their yard by climbing trees using his climbing gear (he does wear a harness) and cutting down the broken branches or trees that have been so severely damaged that he has to cut them all down.
Here are some photos of Cody working:
Do you notice all the tree tops next to the tree Cody is in? He is pretty high up there even though you can't completely tell from this picture.
Below are a few more pictures from another day when Cody was working in our yard:
Yeah...he is high up there!
Cody was climbing to wrap a rope around the top of this tree so we could pull it with the four-wheeler since we had the barn just down the hill from the tree and our guest house to another side of the tree.
Back on the ground again. Unhooking and getting ready to cut the tree down. Oh, that is our barn right behind Cody:))
Cutting the tree down - the guest house is shown in the background of this picture.
Timber...the tree landed right where we wanted it! Cody is cleaning up the tree by taking off the branches. After that, he and Darryl bucked the tree up into chunks and stacked the tree in our wood pile for splitting.
Cody is actually graduating high school in June and wants to start his own property management business. Cody will be doing things like tree climbing and cutting, tree clean-up, lawn care, spring and fall clean-up, plowing and supplying firewood among other things.
If you are in the Southern Vermont; Colrain/Greenfield, Massachusetts; Keene/Hinsdale, New Hampshire or other surrounding areas and need some help with tree clean-up after this winter or any of the other services Cody offers, please feel free to contact him at 802-896-6694.
I will see you back her tomorrow with a BIG announcement!
Lynn Larson - www.learntostampandscrap.com