Sunday, August 19, 2012

Gardening with a chainsaw: now it's ETSA's turn

I've read the ETSA guidelines. They're responsible for getting the branches that foul the public lines, even if it's my tree.

So today I took care of my own limb. And if they take care of the ones in the lines, I'll take the whole tree down. Nothing lasts forever. And I'll get an tonne of firewood from it.

I figure that there are enough stories of ETSA storming in and trimming hard when they're not asked to.

Let's hope it happens in a way that benefits me now. It's about time that big baby came down. It still has maybe ten years before it becomes a significant tree.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Dusting off the footy boots

For a parents vs kids match tomorrow. Last year my first run at the ball saw me slip over. So I'll pul these on, tomorrow.

It shouldn't be a problem that the last time I wore these was about fifteen years ago.

Should it?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Introducing Murphy

I've had him for a few days and he's starting to get used to us.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chainsaw sharpen: cheap quick job

And worth the effort.

For a $5 file and ten minutes of your time, sharpening the blade saves a heap of hassle.

YouTube will give you the technique.

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