Friday, June 25, 2010

Two Words

It started with an anonymous comment:

"2 words...truck chain."

And those two words sent me out to the back yard to scope out the situation.  It just so happens that WTB has a truck.  I'm not sure there's enough room to yank out the fence by that method, though.  It sure would be better than the current plan, which Floyd and I came up with yesterday.  That plan is to use wire-cutters to chop apart the fence, chain-saw everything remaining right down to the ground, and then spray brush killer over the whole fence row.  A consultation with WTB may be needed.

In related news, I found a little collar with a bell on it in the undergrowth today.  The buckle was still fastened.  Now I'm worried that I'll find a cat skeleton in there if I dig any deeper.

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  2. (D@mn typos!)

    I hope it turns out that you DO have enough room to use WTB's truck. That would make everything so much easier. Even Plan B (wire-cutters, chainsaw) is better than doing everything by hand. AT least the weather has been a little more cooperative.

    I wouldn't worry too much about a skeleton. Just about every cat I've ever owned has been Houdini in a collar. It always amazed me that they could get their big round heads through those little bitty collar openings.

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  3. I bet WTB will come through for you, men love these kinds of jobs....or at least mine does.

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  4. Wishing I could send you Dago and his Bobcat! (That's how my old fence came down.)

    God love my dear cousin who just showed up and did it one day while I was at work!

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  5. I wouldn't worry about the collar. Cats are very good at slipping out of their collars. There's probably just a cranky owner somewhere in the neighborhood who had to make another trip to the pet store.

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  6. I hate to be the barer of bad news, but brush killer will not get rid of the mullberry trees. Trust me. I've even obtained some rather lethal stuff that you can only get via a farmer certified in such things and that stuff didn't kill them either. Outside of a nuclear bomb, the truck idea is your best bet.

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  7. Oh, no. A volunteer mulberry tree popped up on my vacant lot. Not even any mulberries, and now you say it will be there forever?

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  8. If you've had the rain we've had, the ground is pretty saturated, that could help if you decide to pull that stuff out.

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  9. Christine, Noooo! I don't want to hear that!! Actually, I appreciate you telling me this because the guy at the Farm & Home store was trying to sell me brush killer at $50 a gallon! I declined.

    Milah, We've had LOTS of rain! Flood stage for the Missouri River where I live is 17.0 feet--this morning it was at 23.4 feet.

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  10. One word... fire! :-D
    *evil grin*

    The heat might even damage the metal fence enough to make it easier to remove (if it's rusty enough, if it isn't, a brush fire isn't going to get hot enough).

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  11. Ragnar, Thought about that briefly...but there are too many exposures--my house, my neighbor's house, vehicles--to make that feasible.

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