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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A hundred men

Most of us remember Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel. Some of us are still pretty intimately familiar with them! You may recall that Mike Mulligan always claimed that he and Mary Anne could dig in a day what a hundred men could dig in a week.

Well, on Saturday, Mr. Bruce came by to run the engine on the bulldozer and since it needed to run anyway, Mr. Bruce and bulldozer pushed over in about 20 minutes, what a hundred men could have pushed down in....well, I don't think 100 men could have pushed that tree over!

Figuring out the best place to push.
Getting some *umph* under the roots to loosen things up.

This was the exciting part (the back of the bulldozer tracks are up in the air!).

The tree is down and moving to the burn pile.

"Hey, this is kinda fun!"

In the burn pile.
Becca, Carrie Rose and James watch from a safe distance.
Mr. Bruce took the tractor home to do some work and when he brought it back, he smoothed over the dirt we had cleared of roots and pushed over another smaller clump of trees. We are blessed to be in such a generous, helpful community.
Love, Stephanie
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