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Monday, March 15, 2010


This is not how I planned on starting my week off! On my days off I work on the ranch I live on and this morning I guess after all the rains we had a tree just fall over when it I was mowing around it......Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzz Marie I don't have time for this! I could not for the life of me figure out how to teach Dotty Forrest how to take a picture of me removing the tree so I guess these pictures will have to do...hahaha
She is saying "What have you done now!"

Now what do I do with it?

I did find a small sign of Spring!

Hope all of you are not starting your week with tree am suppose to be mowing but sometimes little things get in our way of getting something done! Lunch break over time to get back to the north forty!  Now where did I put my hat and gloves?


Anonymous said...

Oh dear......We have so many trees on our property I was clenching this weekend every time a gust of wind came along. We had so much wind.....BIG WIND!! However, we were lucky....We only lost some small branches!!
Good Luck with the removal!!
Have a Wonderful Week!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

My goodness girl, you are one talented lady!
Wit, charm, creativity, great writer and now....a tree remover! You are my kinda gal.

Hope your week is better.


Kissed by an Angel said...

Well, that was a surprise!! I guess you didn't count on that happening!!! Good luck with getting it removed!!!
Have a great week!!

Libbie said...

You are using the bobcat? Impressive!!! What a day though! What ARE you going to do with it? Chop her up for a bon fire...maybe you need that hunk from your work to come over to do the chopping. :)

You are so sweet about Kate! I am proud of her too!!! She is pretty amazing. We sure do have a lot of fun at the games cheering her on! I told her this year I am getting myself a foam finger :)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Maggie, oh how I wish I was there to help! I would love riding around and might even mow a few rounds after the hot coffee on the porch. Have fun! Blessings,

Kim said...

Were you driving that machine?? Seriously cool. I always wanted my own tractor. Not sure what I would do with it in town, but.....LOL
You certainly are multi-talented Maggie!

Karen said...

Gosh, Maggie--you sure live a full life--lol! Lots going on where you are :) I'm sure that was a BIG surprise to see that tree come tumbling down in front of you. Good luck with it!!

Jenny said...

At least you were not hurt!!

Leah l'Orange said...

WHOA, Maggie! i saw lots of trees down around town and whilst driving home on saturday through the pine barrens, but this one looks like it was totally uprooted! was it already dead? maybe you can re-plant it? ;)

the flowers blossoming though - that's a good sign! i'm done with this cold weather!

Miss Dotty is a pretty little thing!

Julie Harward said...

Gee who needs a man and for what?! You go the blossom! :D

Sharon said...

At least you were not hurt.
We are far from mowing anything.
We need some sun to get things started and we have not seen it for 9 days.
Thanks for sharing your photos.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I can just see you on that big ol' backhoe! A real girl after my own heart. Perhaps I could loan you one of the hats I'm wearing in my blog post today to wear when you're working outside?
Sorry I don't have she-she gloves to match!
Take it easy and don't "throw out" your back or anything else important doing all that pioneer woman work!
Love ya,

Bunnym said...

Be careful Maggie...where's that dang ranch hand when you need him?


Dan said...

Wow! I am impressed! If you can remove that true, I bet you can teach your puppy to take pictures. Next time we have a tree that needs to be removed, I know who to call! I hope you have a great week! ~Dan~

Rebecca Nelson said...

Seeing this reminds me of when our big pine tree was cut down. It was growing into our foundation and had to come out. Seeing it laying on the ground and hearing all the saws whizzzing away for hours as it was cut apart into firewood made me DIZZY and deaf! :(

I hope it wasn't a gorgeous tree....was it? :(


Auntie Cake said...

Oh Maggie,
I really would love to see a picture of you removing that tree. That would have made my week. And so funny to see the pic up on your sidebar. Libbie called me this morning and said you enjoyed that post and that she wished you could live closer and come to a game. Lib's words were "I think she would show up with a painted face and a gigantic foam finger!" Now that would be worth seeing!!!
PS- as you are now the 4th sister, we should photoshop you in the pic!!!

Meghan said...

Holy cow, what a tree! I love that you turned it into something positive with the signs of spring:)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

When ya move it where the heck are ya gonna put the dang thing! I've had trees fall in my yard but never while I was mowing around them. Golly gee, girl I'm so glad you weren't injured!

I'm lovin' those blossoms....ahhhhh spring soon!

God bless an enjoy this day...although you've probably had enough excitement for one day. Heeeheeheh!

joanne said...

never a dull moment huh? So glad you were not careful;p

sjmcdowell said...

Oh Maggie I am so relieved that you are ok!!
I can't believe you were mowing around that darn tree when it decided to come down!
You need a hard hat mowing that lawn of yours.
Be careful going around the other trees.
Talk to you soon!
Love, Susan

Anonymous said...

Real women drive backhoes.

Kelly said...

Glad you are ok! I think it's such a shame when a tree falls down! It was really windy here last week and a tree fell across the road barring my way to my boyfriend's house! He had to run all the way to meet met to take me another way!

Vicki/Jake said...

Got me giggling again! Good thing us gals can handle these things.....
And Marla's so right (o:

Hope tomorrow is better Maggie...

~ Regan said...

Oh no! Is your dog mad at losing a perfectly good tinkle spot? haha! Hopefull the rest of the week will go along smoothly!

Caddie said...

Maggie, where was that dreamy guy you posted the other day. Put him to work on tree and such.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, dear...I'm so sorry...hope your week off ends better than it began!!! Hilarious picture of your dog!!! Love that expression and your caption!! ~Janine XO

Auntie Cake said...

Oh Maggie, we do so love and adore you. A painted face, a finger thingee, and a horn! Wow!!! That would be so much fun. Our crowds would be so thrilled to have you there. Not to mention the team! I am not really sure of our schedule yet this year. I will let you know how far south I actually get.

And yes, if I had Photoshop, you would be in the picture!!! So wish I had it!

Anonymous said...

A lady of many talents you are. Sorry your day began with a fallen tree...sure glad you were not injured when it fell. Hope your tomorrow and remainder of the week has less unexpected excitement for you.


Cherrie said...

Thank God no one was hurt! She is such a pretty doggy!

Doni said...

I'm so glad you're safe! If my hubby had been around he'd have it cut up for firewood for next winter and looking for more! Have a great week and be careful!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

You have green grass???????????? Come mow my snow will ya?
Sorry about the tree trouble, but knowing you Ms Pearl will have something to say about the whole episode.

Tara said...

Yikes! I'm glad the tree didn't fall ON you. This would have been an entirely different post!
Do you really get to run that little shovel? How fun!

Arkansas Patti said...

Nature is our own personal fitness trainer isn't she. Nice big yellow helper you had.
Real close to the first "mow" here. My henbit is getting rambunctious.

Janean said...

man, i hate when things like this happen.

i'm taking your photo of the *signs of spring* and staring at it b/c it's been so long since i saw a real flower!!!! hurry spring!