We cut down a fairly big oak tree that was dead on the property yesterday.
It’s always kind of spooky for me when I drop a tree like that.
I don’t have enough experience doing it to feel really comfortable with the process.
When the tree has punky looking dead sections….and a lot of heavy limbs overhead….it’s nerve-wracking to start its downward momentum.
But….I cut it down and cut it up…and didn’t get killed…..and we should get some decent firewood out of it…and maybe make a planter from the punkiest and biggest piece of the trunk.
Now I just need to figure out how to finish hollowing out enough of the punky trunk to plant something in it.
Cutting down a tree like that doesn’t get me any closer to turning that property into something that we can use, though.
Isaac said that it’s a pretty expensive storage facility at this point….and he’s right.
Cutting down a big tree makes it feel like we’re doing something, though.
The “pond” is a big mud pit with a strong stream of water flowing through its center now.
It’s amazing how a breach in the earthen dam can do that.
I guess the fish and the turtles are someplace downstream….in a river or another lake somewhere.
I liked it when they and the water were closer to home.
This “New Year stuff” is kind of a bugger, though.
Why’d we set up a system where we have a marker like that? Why’d we set up something that demands that we look at things in a way that makes us think that it’s important to turn a corner….establish a new paradigm….just “get’r done”…..just because we put a new calendar on the wall?
Why couldn’t we just coast through another year….not getting the things we have to do…..done?
Ennui is easy.
I could cut down every single tree over on that property, and it would feel like I was accomplishing something….but it wouldn’t get me any closer to the place that I need to be.
I need to work on that house.
I need to work on that barn.
I need to work on that garage.
I need to plow that field.
I need to get a dog.
I need to find a different truck.
I need to find a different minivan.
I neeeeeeeeeeeeed to…..
I wish that I hadn’t started that list.
Right now, I need to go make some coffee.
Start with the easy and small stuff.
Coffee I can handle.
I need some.