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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons
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Thursday, April 23, 2020:  Mark and Paula have been busy with spring yard work.
They decided to tackle removing a tree stump.  Mark says it was Paula's idea.  Simple, right?
Paula removed dirt while Mark used an axe to cut tree roots.  

In exasperation, Mark used a chainsaw to cut roots, dulling the chain in the process.
He tied a winch to the stump and it still refused to come out.

Paula helped by pushing.

More digging to get to even more roots, some that went almost straight down.
This was an ironwood tree.  No wonder it was so stubborn.

Finally, with a mighty pull, the stump came loose.  That was after almost two hours of work!
Mark was wearing a shirt that he wore as an Army Sergeant in Vietnam, 51 years ago.  It still fits...sort of.

Quote of the day:    We learned a lot from that one!  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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