Saturday, May 23, 2009

The tree

Our plum tree died this winter:( It was nice little tree that welcomed us to our new home by bearing lovely little plums. But over the winter, something chewed it up and there was a big crack in the trunk. So, DH and DS2 spent the morning cutting off the branches until they had just this part of the trunk.
This is where a pickup truck comes in handy. And tow hooks and a tow strap.
And a driver, accompanied by his little sister/navigator.
Give a firm, but careful tug. . .
Dig a little more dirt out. . .
Thar she blows! . . . oh, dear. . . we'll fix it Mom, promise.
And they did. And we found a lovely little peach tree to take the place of the little plum tree.
A strong teenager comes in handy.
Wow!
Well, done!

10 comments:

diana said...

it's so sad when you lose a tree. we did too last summer. i hope the peach tree grows big and strong and produces yummy peaches for you.

Becky said...

Well done indeed! That is quite a job.

My grandma had a plum tree in her backyard when I was growing up. It was very prolific.

Your peaches will be delicious. What a treat!!

Scrappy Kay said...

What a great photo essay! And I love how the whole family was involved in the project.

Joanne said...

Nice landscaping going on here, love the new peach tree. Aren't pick-up trucks great, we own a small one and couldn't imagine not having one, for all the chores they help with!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

It's always sort of sad to cut down and pull out a tree, but the peach tree is a nice replacement. Isn't it great to have men who can do that sort of stuff for us???

Xandra

Susanne said...

Mmmm, home grown peaches. Yummy. Enjoy your new tree!

Jen said...

A peach tree will be so nice. Enjoy your new little tree.....

Bill said...

I was just reading in my mom's 1964 diary about Mom & Dad picking plums from the neighbor's tree, and the next afternoon Mom made plum jelly. We always swapped things like that with our neighbors when I was growing up.

Trailboss said...

Our area lost many trees during the ice storm in late January. I'm always happy to see a tree replaced. Great photos.

gail@more than a song said...

Boys and their toys! My hubby has done that same thing in our yard and sometimes I think he gets so excited to hook his truck up to something with a chain to yank it down!