Friday, September 18, 2009

A Little Disaster - Farm Town - Birthday

Just checking in.... it will probably be a couple of weeks before I post again. I will visit your blogs as I get a chance.

Last week our pecan tree looked like it does in the photo below. Frank had talked to the extension agency about its health. The man called on Monday... I think... and told Frank the tree had dogwood borers and told him some steps to help possibly save the tree.

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On Wednesday we went to the Commissary and bought groceries and stopped by Captain D's for take-out. When we came home we discovered one of the limbs had broken off from the tree. Sorry no photos of the mess it made... which was huge. Frank's sister and sister-in-law are too quick to clean messes up... just kidding :-)

Our plans after lunch were to go to see Mama. She lives about 35 miles away from us. We decided to go anyway. On the way we stopped by Frank's folk's to look for one our chainsaws.... not there. So we went to Frank's brother's home in hopes our nephew was still there to find the chainsaw. Good luck... it was there! So off to Mama's for a while.... there was road work on hwy 82, so we had to a pig trail detour for a bit.

Mama is having a hard time with her back and neck, but is a trooper in handling it all. She has a doctor that is working with her with the pain.

We got home around six in the evening and we discovered Frank's sister and her sister-in-law cutting the tree limb up. They had brought their tractor over. It was a good idea for it made the work a lot easier.

Below are pictures after the clean up. The limb that broke off is larger than the one that is left. It had more branches too.

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If you go back to the first picture.... the limb landed on the fence to the right of the photo. A couple of sections will have to be replaced. We're grateful that there was not worse damage.

This is where it broke off from.
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The tree will have to be cut down for sure now.

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I have gotten hooked on Farm Town at Facebook. I blame it on my old classmate, Virginia :-) I think she is at the highest level of the game. I need more neighbors... anyone want to be my neighbor? I'll be away from Facebook a while too... but we can be neighbors when I return :-D

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Tomorrow is my brother Zane's birthday.... So Happy Birthday Zane!

Love you!



  1. I am afraid to do Farmtown or any extra stuff at FB, LOL! I have enough to keep me one the computer now! So sorry about your tree! You are blessed that your SILs took care of it for you! I hope your Mom gets some relief and have a Great trip!
    Happy Birthday Zane!

  2. Sorry about the thre. Yes it appears that it would have to be cut all the way down, now.
    I don't like to do the FaceBook things. Guess I'm a stick in the mud or just don't understand them. I would turn off all that if I knew how.
    We will miss you here and hope your Mom gets better soon.

  3. Sorry about the tree. We just lost our White Fountain Ornamental Cherry Tree. I planted it thirty years ago and it was healthy until this year when some borer and drought killed it.
    I do hope that your mom gets better, prayers and healing thoughts are sent your way. Maria

  4. Oh it's always sad to lose a tree:( So glad it didn't land on your house or anything!;)

    Take care,Zaroga!

    Linda C

  5. I hate loosing trees in our yard. I hope your Mama feels better soon and I hope you and Frank are doing fine.

  6. It is sad to see an old tree go. At our last home, someone had left a great oak tree near the kitchen door and built a deck around it. It was huge and was almost growing into the roof when we bought the house. We dealt with it for 14 years, and finally had to come to the sad realization that it was pressing hard against it the roof. It had to come down.

    I held a little ceremony for it, dressed it in ribbons and crosses (the tree man thought I was crazy), hugged it, cried and said goodbye to it. It was a sad day.

    On the lighter side, that last photo rocks. My cats love it.


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