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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Falling a Mighty Oak

The sky on this gorgeous Spring day here in Wisconsin was a blue like you've never seen! I snapped photos all morning in my Mom's back yard as the McHenry Tree Service (father and son business) worked on cutting the branches of the mighty oak tree that we decided had to come down.
Sady this old tree had become hollow and with each strong wind storm we feared it would eventually fall on Mom's house. It had lost a lot of it's branches and shaded her deck so much that the moss and dampness have caused the boards on the deck to rot. 

Dangerous work but executed with perfection and acrobatic ability! 

The tree was given a haircut first!
I hollered up to Jesse that it looked like a giant cactus! 

The sun is sure hitting that deck already!  Mom should enjoy a little more sunshine through her patio doors now too!

Max on the left and his Dad Jesse on the right! 
Great work guys!
Thank you for the careful work and entertainment here in the neighbor hood this morning!
Oh and not to mention that nice oak wood will be warming our house in winters to come!

I've included a couple of videos  that I put on FaceBook today! ... 

Put your ear plugs in if you don't like the sound of a chainsaw! 

Cathy G


  1. Watching tree guys work amazes me. They seem to be fearless! The ones who climb the tree and hang from ropes and harnesses are a whole different breed than the ones who come with a truck with a lift.
    It's a shame to see a great old tree go down, but that fire wood sure is nice later on.

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I do appreciate the support and well-wishes from my blogger friends. This past winter has been hard on so many of us.
    But spring is here and the sun is shining (sometimes!) Horay!

  2. It's always so sad seeing a tree come down as you loose some nice shade in the summer heat but there are some benefits to it too. More sun for your mom, no more moss growing on her deck, the feeling of being safe when it's windy and lots of firewood to keep you warm. next winter.It was a big giving tree.

    Thanks for sharing the videos.

  3. Wow, those are brave guys. Hanging from a limb and using a chainsaw is kind of scary......but clearly professionals who know what they are doing. I think your Mom will enjoy all the new direct light.

  4. Morning, wow!!!! They are brave souls, bye bye mighty Oak.Blessings Francine.

  5. Hi Cathy,
    That tree is so close to the house so it was good to "trim her up!" Amazing men at work!! Know you are happy for the double benefit......more sunshine and lots of firewood!!
    Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  6. CATHY, DO YOU HAVE A HOOKING GROUP? I'm back in Holcombe and would love to meet up with a hooking group.

  7. CATHY, DO YOU HAVE A HOOKING GROUP? I'm back in Holcombe and would love to meet up with a hooking group.


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