There had been a storm through here last year and a few trees had toppled over. They had cut them at the base, and most of them were okay to be left that way, but this one stump needed to go. Problem was, it was pretty big!
They said they would get someone in with some heavy equipment to dig it up. But I said I would pick away at it with a shovel and a chainsaw a little bit at a time and it would be gone before the end of the season. So that's what I did!
Kind of unsightly in the day use area.
A big tree stump has big roots too!
So there wasn't much going on yesterday and I had just cleaned and sharpened the chainsaw and wanted to see how it worked. So I went down to the old stump to make some more progress. Before I knew it, it was loose and ready to be pulled out! So I wrapped a chain around it, and me and my little tractor dragged it out of there.
This little tractor has come in handy. I've put about 20 hours on it this season.
That sure was a big chunk of wood!
And it left a pretty big hole.
But I filled it with a couple of buckets of gravel and then spread the sandy soil on top of it. Maybe if we're here next spring it will have settled and I can spread some topsoil and grass seed on the area.