Here critter #2 is listening to the flames crackle after Papa has jumped on the pile "to give it more oxygen" :)
Tackling an old plum tree. This tree has gorgeous dark red plums. All the fruit trees are suffering badly from years of not being pruned. None of us know exactly what we are doing. But we dive in with a will. Cutting dead branches and branches that are rubbing against one another is not so bad. Trying to shape the tree and cut out excess branches to leave only the best ones is something of a mystery.
Now Grandfather has the leaf blower out to get the fire going. The boys love to hang on to it and feel really big helping with the fire.
More than once when I was sawing at near-dead apple branches with this beauty, I thought longingly of a man with a chainsaw cutting through the limb like it was butter. But, sadly, no chainsaws were in evidence today.