Monday, July 27, 2009
Get ready, get set.....
Boy, I wish I weren't so very spatially challenged. I had the very bright idea to get some large pots to put three arbor vitae in while we relocated them in order for the dump truck to be able to fill the pool chasm. We waited until the last minute to move them, so they'd hopefully be a wee bit less stressed, and so that is how we found ourselves out by the pool last night to move three arbor vitae. We won't mention the fact that I was at church earlier in the day, when my pager went off on vibrate, and I had to leave in the middle of the sermon to go into work, yet again, and treat a guy with a soft tissue infection in his leg, nope. Anyhow, bottom line is that I did not get home until almost 6PM, and so there we were at the fence line, shovels and mattock in hand. Once I realized quickly that the pots I purchased were way too small, the only other thing we could do was to go back to the tree line behind the house and dig three holes. Uh, did I mention it has not rained really well in a couple of weeks? And, that we live on a chert hill? Never mind. Dig we did. Three large holes.
Now, maybe I am naive, but I thought getting the 4 1/2-5ft. arbor vitae out would not be that big of a deal. Ahem. Those suckers put down some rather strong surface roots, they do. And the smaller one, which was the last one we dug up, was heavier and better rooted than it's neighbors! By 8PM, I had scratches all up and down my arms, smelled like a Christmas tree, but by golly, they were moved. Bring on the dirt!!