Saturday, May 19, 2012
We continue to work on getting the yard ready for garage foundation, driveway, and patio and the Bobcat continues to earn its keep. We have (or had) two large tree stumps in the backyard - one old one from before we moved in and one from the tree we cut down the other week. The old one was huge - a good two to three feet across and with gigantic roots. I'm glad we didn't have to take that tree down ourselves but the stump was giving us plenty of trouble. We finally settled on digging around the base, cutting the roots with the chainsaw, and then driving into it over and over with the Bobcat to try to knock it out of the ground. I had a wedding shower to attend this afternoon and when I left, I wasn't sure this plan was going to succeed - we'd loosened the big stump quite a bit but it didn't look like it was going to come out. When I got home, though, the Bobcat and Brian had prevailed! The stump was by the curb and the hole had been filled in. The newer stump then came out a bit more easily since it was smaller overall but there was still no way we could have removed it without mechanical assistance. Another victory for the Bobcat!