Monday, February 19, 2007


I am not really quite sure what makes some people decide to remove all of the trees from their property. Sure, it does eliminate the chore of raking leaves in the fall; but the benefits of shade and wildlife would out weigh the hassle...or so it would seem to me.

My next door neighbor must not feel the same as I do. She has hired a group to come in and remove most all of the trees from their yard. As I type this, the chainsaws are whining and the limbs are coming down.

For some of the bigger pecan trees that are near the buildings, she has hired a crane that will support the branches as the are cut by one...out of the top of the tree.

Given our warm climate here, I wouldn't lose my trees for anything. Sure, they can be a bother. And once in a blue moon, a big limb or even a tree might come down....but still worth it to me.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

To be, or not to be....Unitary in the question.

The local school board has been under the watchful eye of the feds for the past forty years or so due to a ruling concerning desegregation of black and white students. The school board is now pushing their be granted a unitary status.

Yesterday, the judge heard a lot of testimony and public comments about it. The result....nothing for now. Maybe in a month or two.

I know....what a surprise! A slow decision being made in Macon.