O.K. So it isn't exactly a new blog, quite so much as a new look to the blog... but do check it out! I worked very hard to do it, with LOTS of tweaks and twists to the simple minima template, but I am quite pleased with the outcome :)
As for the sad tale...
This morning, the children's favourite climbing tree "Mr. Climby" was chopped down. Not by us... but by the people coming through, clearing the area for the powerlines. Now... it's not that I mind them clearing the trees away from the lines... but I did fail to understand a couple of things.
1. Why use a chainsaw to cut away the brush... which will never reach the height of the powerlines? And why do it at 7:30am?
2. Why must they LEAVE all the sawn lumber where it fell? What could that chipper on the back of the truck be for?
3. Since a small, climbing tree is in MY yard, and not on their easement, and the tree is not yet near the powerlines, nor likely to touch them should it fall, WHY did they have to cut down the tree? And if they are going to cut it... don't just BUTCHER the thing, actually take it down! (See the sticking up branch M'Lady is holding on to? That is what is left!).
Jacobite and I are seriously considering a rope swing to help them get over this loss (it being the only really CLIMBABLE tree in the yard (the rest are too tall or too small)... and considering those VERY sharp sticker bushes (Trifoliate Oranges) as a hedge. Betchya they wouldn't dare attack those!!