ESPECIALLY WITH A VERY DETERMINED HUSBAND!!!
We HAD a beautiful Japanese Maple tree at the corner of our home. It died this past winter and Mickey cut the branches back and then began to try and get the stump out of the ground.
He dug, and he dug, and he dug for several days. Then he got tied a large chain to his S-10 pick-up and tried to pull it out of the ground to no avail. I told him, "Just forget about trying to get it out. We'll just plant some things around it and use the stump as a center piece." Well, he was not going to have any part of that clever idea!!
So today one of our neighbors will a lot bigger pickup came down to help. The first thing that happened was it broke Mickey's large metal chain that they were using. Never to be beaten another neighbor, who had gotten involved at that point, went to his garage and got a very strong leather belt strap that he had. They doubled the belt onto the truck hitch and tree stump and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Got it out!!!!
Another back view.
Now, the next step is to go to the nursery and decide what we are going to plant across the front of the house and in this corner. We are wanting to get some permanent scrubs that do not have to be replaced each and every summer, plus replacing this Japanese Maple. When this project is finished - in the weeks to come - I'll post the finished results.
Yes, I have a VERY determined husband that sticks with a project until it is accomplished.