It was like a ray of sunshine appeared
After the massive black locust limb that crashed to the ground was all cut up, cleaned up and all that was left was a half section of trunk split down the middle length wise and left as a planter box.
That huge limb managed to fall right through the middle of the rhododendrons and only took out two branches. By all reasoning they should have been crushed to a pulp.
The chain saw was in a fine mood and actually sharp. I was not expecting to be able to do the entire cleanup myself with such a light weight chain saw. But I did. A nice stack of firewood is ready for the brothers to split when they come to visit.
It was really quite amazing. The huge trunks fell mostly in the path and missed most of the hosta and astilbe. The 30 foot limb went right through the bed of rhododendrons and missed them all. And the ancient black locust tree is still there. The best part was the big main trunks were rotten inside. Otherwise that chain saw never would have gotten through such hard as steel wood and the job would only be half done.
And we got some firewood and a new planter log in the bargain.
But it wore me out. I dug the taters from the roadside vegetable garden and slowed to a snail's pace as the day wound down.
Tomorrow I may do nothing. Fat chance. Let's just say I will sleep late, start slow and putter slowly throughout the day.
I now have empty rows in the roadside vegetable garden where the taters used to be. I'm thinking lettuce, carrots and parsnips.