The air smells like apples.
I was prepared to stay indoors all day watching dvd’s ( Hunger Games and the animated movie Hugo) and eating nectarine/ apple cobbler with custard. They said it would rain all day and that we also might get thunder. They day started that way too and I even started a couple of radiators because it felt so cold indoors. So I started with taking a nap and when I woke up 30 minutes later the sun was shining and I really had no use of warm radiators.
So I changed the chain from the old one to the new one in my chainsaw and started to cut down that fallen apple tree. I have training in how to use a chainsaw and how to think when cutting down trees, I even have some kind of diploma somewhere 🙂 So I have a fairly good idea what will happen when I start cutting. If You have a tree that You want to cut down do take a class in how to handle a chainsaw. If You are 100% sure what will happen when cutting down a tree please do take a class in how to handle a chainsaw because not even experts know for sure what will happen when one cuts a branch.
There can be cracks in the trunk and branches that makes the tree behave very different from what it should do if it was without cracks. My tree had already fallen wich made it a bit trickier, but I could see that it leaned on three big branches, so I cut away everything that the tree didn’t lean towards. When all those were removed I had to decide on wich one of those it leaned on I should cut first. Naturally I took a wrong decision and the tree started to move towards me. But since I hadn’t cut through the entire branch I saw what I was about to do and could move to another position and continue cutting.
It’s also very important to stand steady towards the ground, apples is not steady :-)They tend to roll away just when they mustn’t 🙂 🙂 🙂 But everything went well and it took me less than two hours to finish the job and as You already know I never hurry things 🙂 I had thought I should continue to trim that part of the tree that still stands but it started to drizzle from a clear blue sky and since I have an electric chainsaw I decided to stop, water and electricity is never a good combination no matter how many protection gadgets one has 🙂 🙂 🙂
The rains and thunderstorms has been moved until tomorrow according to the latest weather predictions 🙂 🙂 🙂 So it feels like almost summer today and it is way too nice outdoors to stay inside and watch dvd’s. Now I’ll make myself a cup of coffee and after that I think we’ll take a little walk.
Have a great day!