Over the weekend and into today, The Better Half and I started on some necessary chores around the RV drive. We got the Cleveland sage in the courtyard and the Cimarron sage along the east driveway cleaned up last week and now it is time to turn to the other side of the yard.
The image above is sort of a “before” shot of the area of the RV drive that needs attention. I say sort of because there will be several iterations of maintenance in this area. Over the weekend and today, we trimmed off much of the low-hanging branches on the large mesquite tree on the left side of the drive. Today, I trimmed up a couple of the creosote shrubs on the other side of the tree and got the blower out to sweep away the mesquite seed pods that had fallen on the drive.
Of course, that is just the beginning of maintenance to the mesquite; the branches that overhang the drive are an obstruction to when we tow the trailer back up, so we are planning on taking three of the five main trunks, the ones obstructing the trailer, off at ground level. This will be done in stages, starting with the upper branches first and then cutting the rest of the trunk into logs as we progress downward. All the pieces will be cut such that they fit into our refuse dumpster.
Ultimately, we will get all this work done, including re-spreading the landscape rocks that were removed to piles on the west side of the lot when the drive was being prepared for paving. Then, we can
relax proceed to the several chores awaiting us on the new property to the south.