They have several dead sycamore trees on the property, and it was less expensive for them to buy the machinery for tree removal than to hire someone to remove all the trees. Bryan, my son-in-law, will be operating this big rig. Now, it's not the lift that will benefit me directly, it will be the trees he cuts down. They are also purchasing a large commercial chipper! Guess who can have all the wood chips she wants for her garden paths. Moi!
Besides getting free wood chips, we have decided to stay in Washington next winter. If our Arizona property doesn't sell, we will have to come back down...but not until January! That means I'll be home when the leaves fall this year. Which means I'll have all the chopped leaves I need for my garden! I've also found a source for free llama poo, which is supposed to be great garden fertilizer. A layer of leaves and poo in the fall, turned under in early spring, should make a wonderful 2011 garden! I've heard llama poo is terribly stinky though, so I may end up buying composted horse manure. My dogs, Annie and Otto, just love to bring stinky stuff inside through their doggy door.
It makes Annie smile just to think of rolling in that lovely, stinky poo.