We have an apple tree in our backyard. It is very old and gnarly. Yet it still has the loveliest blooms in the Spring. It bears small hard apples that are wormy. So bad the squirrels throw them at us in disgust come Fall. Mike has always wanted the treat to bear eatable apples. So in spurts and starts he’d fuss with it, trimming, spraying where he could reach and such. Well, this January after a long talk with an orchard owner he set out to trim up this way over grown tree. We had a warm day in the 50s on a weekend. So there we were doing ropes to haul down limbs without damaging the neighbor’s garage or our fence. Mike was being all manly wielding a chain saw while on a ladder or perched in the tree. Either we killed it or made it better – we’ll know by this Fall which it is but here’s the pictures.