I took this picture of our house yesterday morning as I was leaving for the bus stop:
And I took this one today:
Can you believe all that wood?! That was one huge tree. It's a lot of work now, but we'll be loving all of the firewood next year.
We also had a tree taken down in the backyard. It was a walnut tree, and squirrels LOVED to drop walnuts from it onto our roof. The noise from the walnuts was unbelievably loud. I will not miss that tree. Well, the tree, maybe, but definitely not the loud walnut-dropping noises. I'm super excited because Karl is thinking about making a new kitchen counter for us out of the walnut wood. Yes, that's right, we may have to say good-bye to the orange countertop.
I didn't know this before we bought our house, but Karl has a certain hatred for small woodland critters. He hates chipmunks the most. Squirrels are a close second, with rabbits (I know! Who hates rabbits?!) not far behind. Between the trees coming down and all of the juniper bushes we recently took out, we've eliminated quite a few critter homes. I feel bad about it, but Karl seems to feel kind of triumphant. He laughs when he sees a forlorn squirrel or chipmunk in the yard looking around for a place to hide. As sorry as I am for the little furry friends, I do love seeing Karl so happy.