Sunday, September 26, 2010


Around 4:30 Saturday afternoon one of our top heavy Bradford Pear trees split and fell in the middle of our front yard. There goes our relaxing weekend!!!! My husband Wes and I went out right away to start cutting some of the branches and tying them up. We worked about an hour. Sunday was suppose to rain and we really need the rain BUT if it could hold off till we get the rest cleaned up would be great. We were lucky when we woke up this morning with no rain. We started at 9 am with the help of a friend of my daughters and our neighbor who had the chain saw with his two young sons. My daughter Hilary came out to help before she had to go to work. It made it kind of fun with all the help. We got it all cleaned up within 2 hrs. Now I hope the county comes to pick it all up. We are so thankful for all the help and having wonderful friends and neighbors. I think the Bradford Pear Trees are beautiful but I will never have them again. I'm sure this isn't the last time we will be cleaning up after them. Now time to put ice on the back and take some pain killers! LOL!!!!!


  1. Oh girlfriend. Had the same thing happen at my house about 3 mnths ago. Our huge Bradford pear split in two during a big thunderstorm and it fell on the house. Had to call in an expert to take it down. They grow so fast and are lovely in the spring with their pretty white petals, but they are notorious for splittin gdown the middle and then coming down. Hope Wes's back didn't take too much fo a hit. Sea Witch

  2. Meant to tell you,love the new background and header photo.