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    Iris lillies - I may have missed it - why were the trees cut down?
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi

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    Our local library is so wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Iris lillies - I may have missed it - why were the trees cut down?
    it was a grove of mostly junk trees, covered with poison ivy and grape vines, that Had been allowed to grow up with no maintenance on our 1 acre. One acre is not a huge place when there’s a bunch of trees on it. Included in the grove was one large white oak. It was 1/4 dead. Once it was a nice tree but no longer.

    DH started this project in Spring 2018. There must’ve been 30 -40 trees in that Grove. He took out another 8 to 10 near the house, all things that have been planted by birds not carefully tended, and were messy.


    He’s known on our block as “the chainsaw guy” And probably drives the neighbors crazy. I know Jane would be driven mad by the noise. But it is nearly over. There’s another three or four trees to come down By my flower garden but I’m in no hurry for him to take them down because they’re on the northside and don’t block sunlight so they are OK for the time being.


    This property was ignored and uncared for for about seven years. The last people who lived here were here only a year and they are nice people, but they liked the wildness of it.

    At one point just a few years ago the city of Hermann hired a private company to come in and take care of much of the yard and billed the owner who is absentee
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    it was a grove of mostly junk trees, covered with poison ivy and grape vines, that Had been allowed to grow up with no maintenance on our 1 acre. One acre is not a huge place when there’s a bunch of trees on it. Included in the grove was one large white oak. It was 1/4 dead. Once it was a nice tree but no longer.

    DH started this project in Spring 2018. There must’ve been 30 -40 trees in that Grove. He took out another 8 to 10 near the house, all things that have been planted by birds not carefully tended, and were messy.


    He’s known on our block as “the chainsaw guy” And probably drives the neighbors crazy. I know Jane would be driven mad by the noise. But it is nearly over. There’s another three or four trees to come down By my flower garden but I’m in no hurry for him to take them down because they’re on the northside and don’t block sunlight so they are OK for the time being.


    This property was ignored and uncared for for about seven years. The last people who lived here were here only a year and they are nice people, but they liked the wildness of it.

    At one point just a few years ago the city of Hermann hired a private company to come in and take care of much of the yard and billed the owner who is absentee
    Thanks for the explanation. Sad about the big white oak.
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    Home Alone: K. is gone for a week in Florida for a work thing and I have the house to myself for the first time. Yesterday I was in shirtsleeves digging up the kitchen garden and resetting the stone wall and today we are having a blizzard! It's been snowing all day but he left me with a ton of kindling and quarter logs (I can't manage using an axe yet due to my wrists) and I have several loads of wood stacked up right inside the family room. I didn't have to work today (our little mountain village is under snow so no tourists anyway). I have a blazing fire going so I am going to go hang out up in the loft (the warmest place in the house) with a book and a heating pad (I worked really hard yesterday so my back is a little sore. Loving being cozy and watching the snow fly! I also have plans to bake some blueberry muffins later, mmmmmmm!

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    That sounds perfect!

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    Iíve been with my husband for 39 years, since age 19. We are quite compatible. But itís still fun when heís gone for a few days and I get to be all alone. I never lived alone, having married so young.

    It still amazes me how much fun it is to have the house to myself for several days, do whatever I want, follow no schedule, watch the evening hours expand into lots of free time ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    I’ve been with my husband for 39 years, since age 19. We are quite compatible. But it’s still fun when he’s gone for a few days and I get to be all alone. I never lived alone, having married so young.

    It still amazes me how much fun it is to have the house to myself for several days, do whatever I want, follow no schedule, watch the evening hours expand into lots of free time ...
    Before I retired, I loved it when DH left, it was like a mini vacation. But after retirement when my life was simpler and
    I could do what I wanted to do, him being gone had little impact. But then we bought a second house and he’s gone for a couple days every 10 days or so, so we always have a lot to talk about both what is happening in the city and what has happened in Hermann.

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    Just realized since we got rid of cable/satellite service for TV and went to streaming, we are much more careful about what we are watching. In fact, we have recently found Korean, Chinese, French, Finnish and other subtitled movies and TV shows and they are so much more interesting. We are watching news from a variety of countries and getting a different perspective. So in addition to saving buckets of money, our universe of shows is dramatically different.

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    You can see blue sky today, hooray!

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