Earlier this week, a weird storm rolled through San Antonio, whipping up some serious wind and hail over the city. Fortunately the damage at my house wasn’t too terribly severe.
The big tree by the front of my house took a bit of a beating and even broke this massive limb.
I had to pull it down because it was too high up to saw off, and I felt it was unsafe to leave hanging. It could come down and smash into my neighbors house or car or my own. So I used the opportunity and tugged on it till it snapped all the way and then jumped back to let it fall safely to the ground.
As you can see this limb was massive, it is sitting in my drive way but is long enough that it completely covers my neighbors drive way. I had trouble dragging it and even lifting it up.
I went into my house to search for some rope thinking I could tie it to the back of my car and use the car to drag it when I found this antique axe that I thought could work. It hasn’t been sharpened in decades and it felt a little loose, but with some careful swings I was able to hack off the branches on the tree and make a nice pile for when disposal happens later this month.
The big takeaway from this for me, is never discount older tools. It may take a little bit longer, but it will still get the job done.