MDW 2015, Cedar chops and the flooding of the Blanco
Memorial Day Weekend 2015: I was granted a "Fire Safety Zone" permit to remove trees from around the home. I wasted no time chopping cedar trees, and liberating oak trees.
The skinny oak was nearly suffocated by cedars and a large vine. The vine tangled it all together. It was a big job getting it all down.
We had hired a tree service a couple years back. $1500 dollars later, I started to maintain the trees myself. It's no joke. I spend hours each week during the Spring just trimming. It will take me weeks just to haul away the cedar we've cleared. The rain doesn't help. It's now all slippery and heavier.
And the rain causes everything to grow even faster. I just finished trimming the grass, and it's about time to start over. I can only manage a section each day, usually takes three days to complete.
BUT MOSTLY, this will be the weekend remembered for all the flooding. The Blanco river swelled to a recorde level. The bridge we use to access our property down there was washed away. Not sure if/when we will be able to go down and check to see if our cabin is ok.