This was the year 2016

The 2016 season began with some cold and wet weeks.

One of the highlights of 2016 was the pull-down of the old cherry tree (photos 1 and 2) at the shadow terrace. On Thursday 23 June, Jacques Labrosse, our pasture mowing farmer, mowed (photo 3), partly because it would going to rain very hard on Friday 24 June and hard was going to blow. It was the 1st cutting of 2016.

Saturday morning we hear a great roar, we run to the window and with a dull THUMP, we see that one branch of the old cherry tree coming right towards us (photos 4 and 5). And came a meter or 6 from the House to the ground.

We look very astonished at each other.

The tree turns out to be sick and we ask the farmer if he want to pull the tree down (photo 7) Processing of the wood of such a tree is a great job, not only the tree, but then had to the wood also still in the (converted) woodshed. 

Leaves and small twigs had to be drained to the dechetterie (dechetterie is the regional rubbish dump)

In the week that Maarten, Mascha and Beer here Maarten has done a lot of heavy work, (photos 9, 10 and 11).

Based on an idea by Jan Guldemond we have made a bench from a part of the trunk (photos 13, 14 and 15)

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 Photo 2

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 Photo 3

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 Photo 4

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 Photo 5

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 Photo 7

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 Photo 8

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 Photo 9

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 Photo 10

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 Photo 11

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 Photo 13

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 Photo 14

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 Photo 15