The Lumberjacks

My beautiful baby sister Jeannie

Thanksgiving Day (yesterday) was one of the best ever.  Jerry and AJ came from Jacksonville, and Jeannie and Darrell came up from Clermont to join the rest of us.

Mom had a pine bark beetle infested pine tree leaning toward the house, so today’s project was take down the tree before it ended up in her bedroom.

Jeannie trying out her Verizon hotspot

Mike got the chainsaw fixed and running.  Darrell threw a rope tied to a baseball way up over a branch to tension the tree away from the house.  Darrell cut the tree down, Mike cut the branches off the tree, and Jeannie pulled the logs off into the woods with the truck.  Then we all carried branches to burn piles, and within a couple of hours, Mom’s yard was in decent shape again.

The rotten tree

Today was a special day of just being together and enjoying leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast.

Gail and Mike are leaving for Texas tomorrow morning.  We have had such a marvelous time in our gypsy camp on Mom’s property.  The weather has been glorious for outdoor activities.  Next week is supposed to be cooler, in the 60’s.

Notching the tree

Tree down

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