"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Six Word Saturday and Shadow Shot Sunday August 10-11, 2013

More Manzanita cleared...job well done!! 

Three Tree Trail 
This is only one example of all the clearing
and trails made during these past two weeks with
the help of our friend Elliot. He came down
for two weeks and did an awesome job along
with Russell.  They cleared out so much, made
wonderful meandering trails 
and built enormous burn piles that will
be ignited once we have snow on the ground.


Russell with the new chain saw
after the 30+ year old one died

Elliot by one of the burn piles


Close up of one of the 10 huge burn piles

Last but not least-
this is how dirty one gets
working in the woods!!!
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Have a great weekend !!!


Sandee said...

Great job indeed and yes working out in the open gets one very, very dirty. Nothing a little soap and water won't cure though.

Have a fabulous weekend too. Big hugs. :)

Cheryl said...

You are going to have some serious bonfires come cooler weather. It looks like it was a lot of hard work but the after picture is awesome. I am envious that you have enough properties that you can create trails.

Have a wonderful weekend and rest up from all you hard work.

Ruth Cox said...

WoW! A lot of dirty work but looks great cleaned up!

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messymimi said...

Wow! They've earned a vacation! Excellent job.

Mlissabeth said...

Wow! That made a big difference.

Anonymous said...

I'm exhausted by your efforts! Good job I have a relaxing glass of red to hand. :) Great work!

Celia said...

What a job. Love the picture of the feet with a different kind of farmer tan. Send us a signal with your winter fires.

retired not tired said...

Good job! Enjoy the trails you've made. We will expect more pictures.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The trails are a delightful invitation through your beautiful world. A great job.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, what a great job they did indeed and they do deserve a day off!! You will have some great bonfires!! Terrific post and photos!! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Very impressive work, indeed. I no longer have that kind of initiative, nor that much energy. Salute!

Ralph said...

A wonderful change from not navigable trail full of bramble to a path to commune with nature/ A great chore that allows you to truly enjoy the land!

Linda said...

A job well done! Now take some time to rest and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Happy Saturday!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jeanne Baney said...

It was fun walking your path without actually getting covered with dust.

Stephen Hayes said...

Few things are more satisfying than the sight of other people working hard.

Suzy said...

Truly a great job. And it looks great.

Adriana Dascalu said...

take it easy, it's weekend! :)

robin. said...

the dirt creates a "shadow like" look to those feet. what a lot of work but it looks to be well worth the effort.