Wednesday, June 10, 2009

They Thought The Silver Maple Was Bad!

For those who have followed my blog, you know that we had to cut down a huge silver maple tree in our front yard. Our neighbors always complained about the leaves that fell each fall and it finally became a real problem for us..and them. The old branches might fall on our house, or theirs. The tree had to come down. It took 3 plus days for a company to remove it. I cried....it was great shade for us..and I always envisioned putting a swing there for my grand kids. We paid almost 2500 bucks to cut it down. Did our neighbors thank us?? Nope.

So, when I had Hasties come and dump dirt for our two raised beds, I had them dump it where the tree used to be. We used all we could, but we still had this small mountain of very rich soil. What did I do? I planted corn, eggplant, cukes, and wildflowers.

If my neighbors hated that tree, they are really gonna hate the large stalks of corn when the come up!

7 comments:

DIL said...

That's Funny!

TaraDharma said...

ah, sweet and delicious revenge!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

sweet revenge indeed!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

When the corn stalks dry out..I'll leave em there and decorate em for the fall and winter holidaze. That'll go over really well.

Eileen said...

LOL, can't wait for your corn to grow! Serves them right.

Hahn at Home said...

I think you should plant a giant tree. Bastard.

Peg said...

TD-too funny!

I think you SHOULD use available space for produce. Last year I turned a small flower bed in the front into space for cherry tomatoes, cayenne, and habanero peppers. That way, our neighbors could help themselves, but the deer stayed away from the peppers. But then, we like our neighbors.