Dugger Family Trees

As I often do, I forgot to take pictures of the brush before everything was cut down. So ...  here's a picture of what the area looked like a couple summers ago. Photo taken from our second-story window -- and check out that amazing garden we had!

As I often do, I forgot to take pictures of the brush before everything was cut down. So ...  here's a picture of what the area looked like a couple summers ago. Photo taken from our second-story window -- and check out that amazing garden we had!

Something beautiful happened on our farm today. I say it's something beautiful because it was something we had wanted to do and had expected to have to pay to do. Instead this beautiful thing happened ... for free.

Randy had the electricity hooked up in his new shop earlier this week. During his discussions with the electrical company, they agreed to come out and cut down a great number of trees, because those trees -- and the adjacent brush -- were all growing near power lines. This is a little homeowner secret -- if your trees are growing near power lines, check with your electrical company about tree removal before hiring an expensive removal service. 

Here's the same view, taken today. This photo certainly isn't as pretty, but ... winter. Regardless, the tree removal is a great first step toward constructing a new building on our property. 

Here's the same view, taken today. This photo certainly isn't as pretty, but ... winter. Regardless, the tree removal is a great first step toward constructing a new building on our property. 

The work they did on our property likely would have cost us thousands. And though it did take away quite a bit of wildlife protection and cover (that aspect of the whole tree removal operation makes me sad), it will allow for our eventual plans to construct a new building and parking area at the front of our property. (To note: We did plant 100 Norway Spruce trees all over our property the first year we moved here. Those little buggers are growing slowly, but they are growing.) And now we have an amazing pile of mulch to be used on our gardens over the summer, plus a heck of a lot of firewood for next winter. 

So, To Recap:

I am so happy, I could cry. Or I just have allergies, and every time I step outside my eyes water. 

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