Archive - Jan 21, 2005

Bare root

While I am preoccupied with my house, Dad, Ken and Joe are busy sorting out the trees and shrubs we dug last fall and put in the bare root building. Each day they tackle another pile of brush, trimming, sorting the plants into sizes, determining prices, making labels, putting on the labels, and finally bundling the plants in bundles of five or ten so they don't take up so much room.

On the catwalk

Well, not quite yet, but the basic outline took shape today as Jeff and Dean hung the steel rods from the rafters, and build the framework for the catwalk and the crow's nest.

At the end of the day, Dean said, "You aren't going to try to climb around up here tonight, are you?" Oh, of course not. At least not after he said that. He added that he didn't want to come in the morning to find me dangling from the framework, unable to let go.

So, it's best that I stay away from the house tonight lest I do something stupid.