Chipping WoodIt has been raining in Eaton Rapids, raining a lot. We picked up another 2.5 inches Wednesday night and that brought the water table right up to the surface. Based on the water level in some holes where I dug trees, the water is draining about 3/8" (10mm) an hour. It will be at least three dry days before I can get on the garden with the roto-tiller.
I had made arrangements with Max to come over and chip the hybrid poplar that I cut a couple of days ago. I humped the brush out to him and he stuffed it. Max is a great young man. He is a hard worker and careful around money. He invested in a chipper. As you can see from the pile of chips, he gets a lot done. He is also very pleasant to be around. I tried to get one of my daughter's friends to take him a glass of lemonade but I think she was too shy.
As always, the pictures can be expanded by clicking on them.
|The assembly line|
|Ahoy there matey, I sees a whale to harpoon|
|Max is holding the branch back so it does not get sucked in too quickly and stall the chipper.|