Some early scouting has revealed that the Avocado forces are stocking up on ammunition for the coming assault. So I figure it's time to take a page from the military and come up with a battle plan to save the shed roof this year.
The plan involves establishing a no grow zone in the airspace above the shed roof just like the military establish a no fly zone above a battlefield. Any Avocado tree branch daring to enter this zone is to be be attacked without mercy with my expandable pole tree branch saw.
As is evident by the picture there are some violator branches sneaking out over the shed roof already that will have to be dealt with. A crack team of commando's consisting of me and my expandable pole tree saw has already been assigned the mission to take these violators out.
Unfortunately the no grow zone will require that a large portion of my Cassia bush that is growing on top of the shed will have to go. I really hate to have to cut this growth out of the bush as it will bloom about November and be just covered in yellow blooms.
But it has to be done to give access to the metal roof to repair the damaged sections from last season's assault. The Cassia branches hold the moisture over the roof and are causing it to rust so the intruding sections in the no grow zone have to go.
Here is the result after the first skirmish removing the Cassia bush overgrowth in the no grow zone. Sad for the Cassia bush ,"but to bake a cake you have to break a few eggs" eh!
The damage to the roof from last season is evident and the shed has lots of areas that will have to be hammered back somewhat into shape.
But next in line is the taking out of the tree branches from the Avocado tree that have crossed the imaginary vertical line. It is no use to repair the shed roof until this is done as the offending Avocado tree branches will indubitably hit the roof causing more damage to it. That mission is a go as soon as it stops raining here.
Other goings on around the Sandpit.
After waiting most of this month for the yard crew to show up I remembered that the yard crew consisted of me. That established, a meeting was held of the yard crew where I introduced a motion to make me the team leader of the yard crew. Hearing no distention the motion was passed by one vote. That's right I am now the official boss of my one man yard crew. Perhaps I shall take the title" El Jefe".
After all the hoopla of the election was over I did manage to make a couple more planter boxes to go into the new section of the Sandpit. They were made from scrap mostly leftover wood from other projects. Nothing fancy but that's OK they don't need to be.
Now all that remains is to convince that lazy no good yard crew of mine to get these planters ready to go for some Fall vegetables. Not an easy task.
Anyway with the battle plans drawn and the elections over I guess it is time to get to work.
---Sanddune aka" El Jefe" ---