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Rice Lake, WI, United States
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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

True Friends...

I can't tell you how blessed I am to have a few good, close and true friends!
They are worth more than gold!
They show up here with gifts sometimes.... and time to sit a few moments and listen.
When the heart is troubled... they seem to know.
A true friend can tell... even when you try your darndest to hide it.

Saying thank you never seems to me to be enough
But these friends never expect more.

A short post today but one that is long on importance!
If you don't have true friends in your life... the answer to find them is simple.
Be one!!
That's it... 

Cathy G