Yesterday I had seven stumps taken out of my yard. They were left over from trees that had been cut down prior to my purchasing the house. I had been putting getting rid of them off because I heard it was so expensive but the guy I had do it was quite reasonable. $125 to grind seven stumps...I didn't think that was bad at all.
He had this remote control machine, about the size of a SmartCar. It hovered over the stumps and shaved them away. Fun to watch. It made a mess, lots of mulch strewn all over the yard. I spent the better part of the morning cleaning it up. What do you expect for $125.
The picture above is part of the aftermath. I had two stumps next to my blueberry bush. Now that they've been removed maybe I'll finally get some blueberries. The bugs living in the old stumps were eating any signs of fruit that sprouted.
Speaking of bugs, I'm trying to talk myself out of getting a classic VW Beetle. I want to get one, eventually, just right now may not the right time. Then part of me says is there ever a right time? It wouldn't be replacing the Volvo; getting a bug would be just for fun. Ideally, I'd like to have an extra garage bay to keep it in, winterize it etc.
At the local garage there has been a (ca.) 1979 convertible sitting in the same spot for the last two months. It's not for sale but the owner has yet to pick it up. I talked to the mechanic about it, gave him my card and said to call me if the owner was interested in selling.
Isn't it cute? Needs some work but for the right price...