Thursday, May 05, 2005
the surgeons knife
Before the trees leaf out, you get a chance to view the result of the tree surgeon's knife. County crews work all along the rural roads, trimming trees so that they branches don't interfere with the electric lines. Their job is rated as one of the most dangerous around, right up there with Navy jet pilot. This tree is quite a mild example, as some trees are contorted into unbelievable shapes. On the right is yet another crumbling farm outbuilding. The signs on the right are not election signs, but advertising for new home builders - "Big Homes - Less Money"...something like that. As you see, we're 4 miles from Hampshire and 12 miles from Genoa. From our place, we're 9 miles to anything....food, gas, school, work.