Trimming the Apple Tree

Bored with the everyday — and seeing that it was really nice out in Lethbridge today, I decided it would be a good idea to trim the apple tree in my back yard. Let me just summarize: Trimming is not fun, my tree looks much better, the ground is covered in branches and I still have more work to do. Also I love apples, so hopefully my tree will grow some big ones next fall. My next-door neighbor, Steve, came out and helped me. Mostly he let me use his saw and clippers but he also held the ladder which was just leaned precariously up to the tree. He actually was a lot of help. His wife Eira offered me dinner — cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, and corn. It was the highlight of the day, it makes me happy just thinking about it. I’ll finish pruning my tree tomorrow, or else never.

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