In the corn field across the road from us one corn plant is growing above the rest.
It must have been a vigorous seed or got a whole bunch of fertilizer.
Far Guy has been on a three day mission. There has always been a tree at the side of our walk, a spindly little thing when we first moved here....it grew. It has been in the way for 24 years...
Far Guy attached a come a long to it and a neighboring tree and stretched it out. He dug around the base. I said "You should cut it off and call Steve to come grind that stump." By this time it was a challenge. Jen came over to take Senior Photos of Hailey...so she dug on the base of the tree, tightened up the come a long, and chopped at roots. They watered the ground to soften it up. They discussed possibilities...using Tilly...they decided that may not be a good idea. Yesterday we borrowed another chain from my other baby brother...after a couple of straps were busted. I dug around the base...Far Guy chopped at roots with an ax. Far Guy tried pulling it out with the Ranger. After a while I got in the Ranger and pulled on the tree from all directions, moving the Ranger slightly each time and pulling until my tires would spin and just like that the tree came out of the ground....It seems I twisted the tree enough to bust it off under ground level. We drug the tree into the woods to be cut up later, filled the hole with black dirt and planted grass seed. Three day mission accomplished.