Cleaning up the garden then going to a concert
By Judy Evans
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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• Bunbury, Australia
@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?
• United States
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.