Well, I survived the day!!
Today was tree-cutting day, as I've mentioned.
We rented a hydraulic lift that could take us (DH) up 50'! And it worked!! It's a good thing we didn't rent the 35'-er because it wouldn't have been enough.
We took a total of 12 trees. Doesn't sound like much...we've done 1/2 that in a day before. What makes this special, you might ask? Well, probably 9 of these trees were 60' tall!! and many were 12" in diameter!! All but 1 of the trees were pines...straight up about 50'.
So our next project is to get all the branches and trunks cut smaller and hauled out of here...can't keep it for firewood :( since it's pine. Once that's done, we do it all again! We still have 15 or so trees we feel comfortable enough with to do ourselves, then 5 or 6 that we may have someone come & do for us.
It's amazing how much light now comes into the yard! Amazing too how much more there still is to do!! LOL
We're sore, tired, hot, sweaty, you name it...but no accidents, no injuries and only a slight mishap with the back fence last night. All said, a successful day!! Wheeww, time for bed yet??