Friday, May 8, 2015

Upsides to living in the country

The trees are beautiful, but require maintenance, trimming and if you do it right you can repurpose them. This past week we have, felled four trees, 2 cedars growing along a fence line, 1 elm and 1 oak.  In the future I would like to find local craftsmen to use the wood, but for now I have repurposed most of it.

Now we have a clear fence line, and it no longer poses a threat to the electrical lines.

Now there is a proper fire pit, a place to burn tree cuttings without setting fire to the neighbors properties.

Cedar clippings for the barbeque.

Trunks for furniture.

This is what I've been thinking, but we have to find someone with a saw mill.


celkalee said...

What great ideas. So original. I saw a stunning table by a local artist with a large knothole on one side. Looked really good in the studio with the mod industrial setting but it was sort of large. It did sell. Now, if you start making furniture we have to get you your own show on HGTV!

ELMO said...

There will be no furniture making in my future. Just say