(looks like blogger has changed their formatting. will be interesting to see how this looks on the published side)
So we got a guy back up her to do more tree work. This first picture is a little into the project already, but you can see the trees directly to the south of the house... with the sun creeping into the shot on the left (east)
Then check this photo out after he was done for the day. (I was his helper, to save money. mostly refueling the saws and organizing rope. not unpleasant work, but a surprisingly hard workout)
Barely looks like anything was taken out, right? well, there's days and days of 'slash' clean up on the ground. A HUGE mess. Just going in there to organize it enough to start to cut the stuff up will take days. I'll take some pictures of the before and after today.
In the meantime, Melissa worked on all the solstice cookies - Great Grandma McTavish's date-filled-oatmeal cookies. Made on the mountain on the shortest day of the year.