Authentic Compassion

Thursday, May 14, 2009

All in a day's work

A ring on the phone and a truck at our gate - hubby and I scurried up front hoping not to be late. What to our wondering eyes should appear - a huge honking truck with tree trimming gear!

After building our place here about 9 years, trees on Buhlaland have grown up enough to be a potential problem for power lines. Electricity is provided by the locally owned power company and their crews have always been super guys. The fellows on the truck were amazed when we asked if they would simply pile the branches up along our fence instead of grinding up and hauling off that supply of goat food.

Sizeable mounds of freshly trimmed oak limbs in our east pasture - ready for a goat feeding frenzy.

awwww cute little frenziers aren't they? It was interesting and goat pleasin' yesterday on Buhlaland. Hmmm now I wonder who is going to pile up those frenzied clean branches for the next big bonfire???


Brandi said...

I bet those goats were so happy!

And those electric guys hold a very special place in my heart! Not only did I work with them for 20 years, I married one! LOL

Love the pictures!


Pam said...

I tell you what, there is not much more exciting than watching men cut down a tree...or at least part of one! Way to make trash into treasure!

sharilyn said...

i love watching your goats--even via the cyber world! :)

KathyB. said...

I love the gate to your goat pen! Did your husband make it?

I give my goats and sheep downed branches and weeds from the garden..they love em' don't they? Mine all come running for them/

Lanny said...

The Goat's salad! I am rather fond of your gate also. I noticed it right away. Looks good down there in Buhl-a-land.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a good buffet for your goats! I bet they will look forward to seeing the electric guys from now on! blessings,Kathleen

Farm Chick Paula said...

*giggle* I love your little rhyme, Linda Sue! You're a poet and we didn't know it! LOL
I know the goats were happy with their buffet- I'm sure the tree trimmers were too!