Mom recently bought an electric chainsaw (I guess Daddy has his gas powered saw with him) and so we unpacked that and flipped through the book and put some oil in and then got started. (Boy...talk about run-on sentences!)
At first, Mom couldn't figure out how to get the thing started, so while she went after the book, I messed around with the machine and it started up. One did have to push on that little green button afterall! (I think I had told her she wasn't supposed to--because I misundestood how the "lock" button functioned.)
Well, anyway, Mom did most of the chainsaw work though I did do just a little tiny bit. It is more awkward than I thought it would be. I did get to drive the "go-buggy" for the first time today. I was loading the smaller branches onto the back (evidenced by the numerous sratches on my arms) and running them up behind the barn where I unloaded them next to the fire ring. The larger stuff is going to be cut up for the winter stash of firewood.
We didn't get finished, but we did get the funny looking pine cleared out as well as the Quince bush. By the time we got done, my feet and knees were starting to ache. I need to get some of those Dr. Scholl's arch-supports like I had in my old boots. They were great until they got some much dirt on the sticky part that they wouldn't stick any more! I took them out after I got tired of having to adjust them every couple of feet...
At one point, I tripped backwards over nothing and fell down. It was particularly funny because Mama said, "I didn't see that!" when she really had. Later I did another backwards trip that I didn't try to catch. I do that sometimes, I'll just drop and roll and come back up on my feet all in the same movement.
Anyways, it felt good to work, I feel like I'm getting fat and lazy (like a cat) up here...though it really is rather nice to have some kick back and relax time like this. Poor Daddy is down there taking care of fences and water leaks and grass and tractors...but you know what? I'm sure glad he was there for the water leak because I would have been overwhelmed!