The first words I ever need to fill out when writing a new post. It’s like saying “Hey Dummy!” Start here! And I guess that’s probably the objective.
We had a pretty quiet week, as far as yard work goes. We had finished doing the painting on the deck, so all we were left with was cleaning up the tree stump. Which, as it turns out, is a bigger deal than I thought it would be.
I had gone out one night, and started digging a hole. Removed the grass (saved it, as best as I could, since we may have some holes to fill after), and dug as deep as I could, but the stump would not budge.
So, back again another night, and this time I start with a bigger hole. A few digs into it, I hit a piece of wire. What the heck? Wire? In the topsoil? Since I wasn’t dead, I figured it wasn’t electrified, and I continue on.
I dig all the way around the tree, and find out that this wire circles the whole tree. Keep on digging at the tree stump, cutting roots.. and finally at about 9 PM or so, I finally get the stump free, which is all well and fine except for this wire circling the base of what used to be the tree.
So, back to the yard I go, and I get some rebar, and try to lever the wire out. After bending a few pieces of rebar, I realise that I need something strong.
In the end, I had propped up a 4x4 post on a pile of bricks to lever the thing out of the ground, and on its side, so I could empty the soil out from this basket. In the meantime, I figure out that this was a wire basket that held the soil for the tree, and the whole thing was probably wrapped in burlap or something to keep it all together.
All said and done… 11:00 PM, and I was inside chillin’ out for the night.