Monday, May 31, 2010

Hard at Work

Just to let you know what Jim and Tessa were doing while I was away in Utah:

Our birch trees came down with some type of bug and our tall, beautiful birch trees are dying.  Jim has been cutting them down, one by one - so sad.    It's hard work and he is really missing his boys!

Since all it has done around here is rain it is  very wet, muddy work too!  Our backyard is a swamp!

Yes, he removed thise huge root balls all by himself - what a man!!

Excuse the blurry photos, Tessa took them on her phone.

Tessa needed to rack up some hours for National Honor Society this week so she and Jim spent all day Saturday working on  a house for Habitat for Humanity.  Fortunately it didn't rain too much because they spent the day outside putting Tyvek on the house!!

They did all this while I was enjoying time with the boys in Utah and eating Cafe Rio for lunch and yummy cake for dessert!! 


Dawn said...

LeighAnne, Last year I noticed birch trees around the neighborhood dying one by one. It must be some kind of blight. I hope my tree doesn't catch it. What happened first?

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...


The bug will not attack a healthy tree so keeping your trees healthy is important. There is a systemic you can use once a year and a spray that you can use. I would recommend doing it if your trees are still healthy

Tamara said...

Looks like you had a great time and probably learned some thins about blogging. I know how you feel about missing your children. Am truly looking forward to the beach house and seeing most of mine! Hugs from WA!

Emily said...

Looks like you picked a good weekend to be gone :)

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

I definitely picked a good time to be gone!!!

Jim Wilkes said...

Can you believe about years of blogging I finally figured out how to leave a comment. Yes Leigh Anne picked a good weekend to be gone