Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Down It Comes

January 1 we woke to this . . . 


A hundred year old tree in our front yard which crunched our porch roof

We knew that it probably wasn't the healthiest tree but we figured it wasn't quite
ready to be taken down . . .
Were we mistaken!

And although it is pricey to have a tree taken down,
it's cheaper than the deductible on your insurance!

In back, we had an old tulip tree
Over the years we lived here, we've lost a lot of limbs from the tree
It also had ivy growing up it
Which wasn't good for the tree either!



And we made a decision in January
the tulip tree must come down on our terms
before it came down on our house!


Mr. Miller of Miller's Tree Service came today
Down came part of the fence so he could get his lift close to the tree


And he sawed and sawed away


From tall tree to stubby tree


From stubby tree to just a small part of a tree


And as the guys cleaned limbs and stumps from the back garden,
Mr. Miller worked on the final stage of the tree.


And it is down!
Not all the way down for we wanted a stump left
For we had a purpose for a tree stump


We thought it would make a great fairy house!
(like the one in the picture)
And we're working on getting that done!
Won't the grands be thrilled when they visit and see a big fairy house in the 
back garden?

A big thanks to Mr. Miller for he is a pro.
Trying to cut down that tree in our back garden
Was like walking through a mine field.
There were garden beds, fence, hot tubs, BBQ pavilions, ponds
to worry about.
Plus all of the things that they did move out of the way.

The garden looks different.
It's definitely went from a shady garden to a sunny one.















 

8 comments:

The Victorian Girl said...

That fairy house is going to be so cute!

Betsy said...

Never seen anything like that fairy house. Grand idea!

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Denise said...

I hope all is well with you and yours, Martha.

lindajp6 said...

Hope all is well. Just a note to let you know, I have enjoyed your blog for many years...thank you! Linda

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