Let’s go back in time. Waaaaay back to my second month of blogging and my 20th post ever.
On a foggy spring morning, I snapped a photo of this old stump covered in moss and mushrooms.
While I certainly appreciated the natural beauty of the stump, I didn’t appreciate its location in the middle of the “yard” (can’t really call it a lawn back then) between the driveshed and the garden.
My strategy was to make the stump into our firepit.
That was in spring of 2013.
Now, in the fall of 2017, I can finally stay the stump is officially gone. On the weekend, I shoveled up two years worth of ash (I’ve done this cleanout once before) and leveled the ground.
Surprisingly, remnants of the stump were still there. It was very squishy and rotten, so I easily hacked it down with my shovel (here’s how I keep my shovels sharp). Then I raked everything level.
After Matt hit another stump with the mower over the weekend, we have a new candidate for the next firepit. We also happen to have no shortage of brush and deadfall, so stump removal 2.0 is now underway.
Tree maintenance is ongoing at the farm.
Do you have a firepit at your house? Have you ever burnt a stump? Any techniques or advice for removing stumps?