Cleaning up the garden then going to a concert

@JudyEv (100715)
Bunbury, Australia
December 2, 2017 11:24pm CST
We are not good gardeners. When we built our home here in Western Australia in 2004 we planted two rows of golden diosma in front of the house. Although they were quite pretty, we never kept them pruned and eventually they blocked the view of the paddock beyond. We also learnt that they are not a good choice in areas subject to bushfires as they flare up easily. Yesterday we pulled them all out one by one by putting a rope round them and hitching them to the tractor. This morning we put the bushes on the car trailer and carted them down the paddock to be burnt next winter. We had three trailerloads this morning and tomorrow we’ll no doubt be fixing the reticulation (watering system) which mostly got pulled up along with the diosma. But now we’re taking the car and caravan about 30 miles down the road to a concert. No drink driving for us! I’ll catch you all tomorrow.
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@Juliaacv (23163)
• Canada
4 Dec
You did a lot of hard work, enjoy yourselves at that concert.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
It was quite hard work. Everything seems that much harder these days but we space the work out more now.
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@Juliaacv (23163)
• Canada
4 Dec
@JudyEv A few years ago my husband and I cut down and cleared around 60 cedar trees, we had to space it out over 2 summers-we aren't as young as we once were!!
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
@Juliaacv Wow, that is a lot of trees to cut down. It must have seemed a daunting task when you started.
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@JohnRoberts (41067)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Dec
Have a good time at your concert.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thanks, it was very enjoyable.
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@DianneN (59329)
• United States
3 Dec
We just had five monster trees removed. Enjoy your concert.
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@BellaDoc (753)
• San Diego, California
4 Dec
Wow - that's a lot! I bet your outlook is brighter now.
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@DianneN (59329)
• United States
4 Dec
@BellaDoc Somewhat. We are surrounded by trees. lol Hope the concert was wonderful!
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We have a couple of small trees that need to be removed before they grow too big and interfere with the power lines.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Dec
Then your garden must look neat and better now
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We can see the kangaroos more easily now which we're very pleased about.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Dec
@JudyEv I can only see them in the zoo
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Dec
Good that you had the tractor to make it easier. Have a good time!
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Using the tractor made the actual removal much easier.
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@BellaDoc (753)
• San Diego, California
5 Dec
@JudyEv I miss driving a tractor.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@BellaDoc I can still remember my brother letting me steer the tractor home and making great sweeping tracks through the paddock through over-correcting all the time. Men have some great toys don't they? Where and why did you drive a tractor? Feeding sheep perhaps?
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• United States
3 Dec
Wow. That doesn't look like an easy job at all, pulling up those plants up. I hope you have a wonderful time at the concert.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
By using the tractor, we saved ourselves a lot of muscle power.
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• United States
4 Dec
@JudyEv I wondered how you did all that so quickly, not it makes sense.
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
3 Dec
That's nice. It is indeed a big task.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
It is good that it is now done. We've needed to do it for quite some time.
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
4 Dec
@JudyEv Yeah I agree. That's good.
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@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Enjoy the concert and that's good you have cleaned your garden
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We will be able to watch the kangaroos more easily now.
@shaggin (26813)
• United States
6 Dec
That’s good you used a tractor to pull them out or it would have been really exhausting digging that all out by hand. I’m terrible at gardening as well.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
We use the tractor quite a bit really. It provides muscle power which we no longer have a lot of.
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@shaggin (26813)
• United States
7 Dec
@JudyEv Do you use chains around the tires to give them grip?
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
@shaggin No, usually the work isn't substantial enough to need to do that.
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• United States
3 Dec
We had 2 huge bushes in our yard that had grown into giants that overtook the yard. Hubby thought he could pull them out with a chain. When I researched it and found that the root system was quite deep, he tossed that thought aside and took them down with a chainsaw.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Luckily these were quite shallow rooted and most came out relatively easily. We have a couple more trees to shift from underneath some power lines but they'll be a chainsaw job.
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• United States
9 Dec
@JudyEv hubby is a pro with the chainsaw.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly Vince is pretty good with it too. It certainly lightens the load.
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@teamfreak16 (36473)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec
Sweet! Hope it was a good concert!
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
It was thanks. They have improved a lot since we last heard them - much tighter harmonies and they've added a bass player which always helps.
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@teamfreak16 (36473)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Dec
@JudyEv - A much fuller sound.
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@thelme55 (11806)
• Germany
4 Dec
Enjoy the concert.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thank you. We had a great time.
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@thelme55 (11806)
• Germany
6 Dec
@JudyEv how was It?
@fly802 (1230)
4 Dec
You have done a heavy work.Now have fun and enjoy yourself.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Some of the bushes were quite hard to manoeuvre. And we did have fun thanks.
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@fly802 (1230)
5 Dec
@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
Sounds like a lot of work. Have fun at the concert.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
The concert was excellent thanks and we were able to catch up with a lot of old friends.
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@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
@JudyEv That's wonderful!
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• Philippines
3 Dec
i can help you clean youre garden next time LOL. enjoy go safely
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thank you. There is plenty of work in my garden for three or four people!
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• Philippines
4 Dec
@JudyEv really, sounds fit for me lol. youre welcome.
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
3 Dec
Sounds like a lot of work. There will be some of that work in my garden soon
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We have a couple more trees that need to come out but they are down in the paddock. They are under some power lines.
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
@JudyEv careful with those.
@YrNemo (8510)
3 Dec
You do live a very busy life there!
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
To us, there seems plenty of days when we do nothing or at least not much.
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@YrNemo (8510)
4 Dec
@KrauseHome (33368)
• United States
5 Dec
Sounds like a great way to relax after a long hard day of working in the yard. Something you definitely need
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Yes, thanks. It was good to relax at the concert. We enjoyed it a lot.
@valmnz (13155)
• New Zealand
4 Dec
You are so lucky you can dispose of your uprooted bushes yourselves. I have to make regular trips to the local Green Waste. Enjoy the concert!!
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
As long as we have our tip pass with us we can take waste to the rubbish tip. But with green waste we just make a heap down the paddock and burn it in winter.
@Ganma7 (2001)
4 Dec
Wow you guys did allot of work. Enjoy the concert and get some rest
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thanks. Luckily the tractor did most of the work. It would have been very difficult otherwise.