Sunday, August 31, 2008

Organic Crack!

This happened two nights ago, and it wasn't even windy. The kids were even playing outside, but thankfully no one was hurt and no property was damaged.

There was a strange crack crack crack sound and then the dog went nuts. It looks like this half of the tree was just too heavy and it peeled right off.

Saturday, Mr. O and Spielberg chainsawed it into manageable pieces and hauled it to the driveway where it will wait until after the holiday for removal. Come to think of it, does anyone want some free firewood? It's yours for the hauling.

Tonight there are 60 mph micro-burst winds. You can bet I'm keeping my eye on the rest of the tree.

There are still a few hours to get your bid in (I've even sweetened the pot).


Heffalump said...

Wow...I'm sure someone will take it as firewood, just put a sign on firewood!
The quilt you are auctioning is lovely...I wish I could afford to bid on it!

b. said...

Auction off the firewood!

Mrs. Organic said...

Thanks Heff - there's a story behind that quilt. It's like the bluebird of happiness lives on it. It is not at all in the usual fabric colors/styles I would normally use,

b.- if I do, will you bid on it? the wood is so green it won't be cured till next winter. kudos on the new look, lurve it.

Summer said...

Wow, that's nuts. I'm glad the kids weren't out there when it happened.

Rachel said...

Oh WOW! I can't belive that, crazy!! I loved that tree it made your yard so shady. Thank goodness it didn't land on anybody.
So I made your chocolate cake and it is so yummy! I took it to a Burr family party and everyone LOVED it! I didn't get the cream so I just used milk and it still worked I just had to add a ton of powdered sugar. Thanks for the link I will be reading that later, I think that book will do really well, everybody likes Edward better than Bella!

Mrs. Organic said...

Summer - good thing the dog let us know about it, it was dark so we might not have noticed until the next day.

Rachel - so glad it worked. I've made it three times and every time it disappears in a couple days. I think it's my favorite way to get my veggies in.

Also, her book was apparently leaked online and now she's put it on hold (so it might not get finished)

up in bubbles said...

Holy cow! That is carzy. I can't beleive their was no wind. I am so happy no one got hurt, but it would be kind of cool to see. What are you talking about some book getting leaked? Let's hear more.

up in bubbles said...

ps-way to go on the auction that was so very sweet and generous of you. You are always thinking of others. So KIND

Mrs. Organic said...

Check Stephenie Meyer's website and you will find that she has posted the rough draft of Midnight Sun - which is Edward's version of Twilight.

The Family G said...

So sad about your beautiful tree!

So awesome of you to auction that amazing quilt for Nie Nie. What a small blogging world this is. Steve works with Nie Nie's brother-in-law, who is married to Nie Nie's sister. They have taken in 3 of their 4 kids. They are pretty amazing people.