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Author: Clay


Things are a little bit on the slow side right now, but that’s mostly my fault. I’ve done some light cleaning around the house, cleaning the garage and pressure washing. That’s about it. I need to speak with the man running the business behind my house. I need to see about having the chain link fence removed so I can put up a cedar fence.

Since removing it, I’ve come to the conclusion that not having a wooden privacy fence is not a great idea. I can hear the people behind me talking at night while they’re working. I hear them coming and going as well as starting vehicles. I’m not a fan of all the noise they make late at night and early in the morning. I’m seriously impressed by how much difference a fence makes.

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Last one down

It all boils down to this: One last tree. One final piece to the landscaping nightmare.

Using the Jeep as an anchor point to keep this from dropping on the fence, I was able to fell the last tree. This tree had been growing up the chain link fence and was part of the fence. I had to use a ladder to cut the tree about 7′ off the ground.

2 hours later and it was mostly cleaned up. This was a long week of yard work getting the fence line mostly cleaned up.

A solid pile of yard debris. Hopefully, this is the last of what I will be dragging curbside. Now, I just need to figure out what to do about the fence line in the backyard.

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Gate idea and more clean up

I got tired of trying to align the gate every time I closed it so it would stay closed. I got the bright idea to hammer a 4″ PVC coupler into the ground and fill it full of gravel. This makes it easier to know where the double gate should be whenever it’s closed and keeps me from having to make a bunch of holes in the ground every time I want to close the gate.

Then I started cutting. I’ve gotten real good at cutting trees down in the backyard and taking the scrub down with it.

I can not stress how much poison oak was in that tallow tree. It’s been gone for 3 weeks now, but I’m still getting over the poison oak on my arms and legs. I know I’m allergic. I took steps to mitigate my exposure. I still got it. That stuff is the worst.

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