No matter what you're doing, one common denominator which must be present at a work party is FOOD. Some junk, some healthy, hopefully tasty, and lots of it!
After the necessary energy boost, the guys were ready to tackle . . .
Fifty some feet of dead, just-waiting-to-fall-on-the-house wood. We have a few dead ones in the yard, but this one was the deadest (more than mostly dead) and the most dangerous in it's proximity to the house.
Kyle, Jason and Jacob study the their Opponent.
Nate climbs up to investigate. When they started talking about climbing with chainsaws, I decided it was time to go in and work on supper!
Rev up the saw, boys!
It wasn't the tree's limbs I was worried about!
Jason's got a strong truck, let's pull 'er down!
Trimmed and ready to go!
If only the rope had been as strong as the truck. It's hard to imagine something that big snapping, but it did. Think it'll hold this time?
The Giant has fallen! Everyone is still whole and healthy.
What a great crew! There wasn't a stick left in the yard by sundown.
"Serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Gal. 5:13-14
Thanks, guys, for living it out!
What factor did we say was important during work parties? That's right, time for some grub!
You'd never know it, but we're supposed to be making sad faces since our plates are empty. Oh well! Boy was it great to have Nate down!
The menfolk feast while overlooking the remains of their fallen foe. I was so relieved and grateful to have that tree down and no one hurt. (Whew!)
It's a good thing I didn't know what they were planning to tackle the next day . . .