It's important to keep trees close to the house limbed. It helps in wildfire prevention.
It also helps to make our property not as appealing to Cougars.
Last year a Cougar killed one of our little goats. I couldn't get mad at the Cougar, after all it was an easy meal for them and we moved into their neighborhood.
Look at that reach! Husband didn't like these pictures...
See those white lines, that's the electric fence to keep the goats out of this area. They were stripping the trees and killing them. Plus eroding the bank really bad in this area, they liked being close to the house.
Bug liked playing in the branches.
He was having a fun time until daddy got upset with him... and told him not to play in the pitchy branches, near poison oak....
Here's Bugs reaction to getting in trouble.. look at that sad face.
This area was trimmed up a couple years ago.
Husband scared me a couple times, working on steep, rocky ground.
Reaching over his head with a running chainsaw...
This is hims saying "Why are you taking my picture?"
Oh just documenting for the insurance company dear....
By the way, I purchased a new vacuum this weekend. I decided on a Dyson, it's a real sucker and I love it but the damn thing cost more than a pony! Shhhhh don't tell Bug!