Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm

Just Peachy

Some husbands bring home takeout chow mein and a movie on Friday night. Travis brings things like this.

Turns out our friends are putting in a riding arena, and they don’t want a peach tree in the middle of it. We just happen to want a peach tree — badly enough to wrestle it out of the truck in a frigid rainstorm.

From what I hear, this was nothing compared to the fun they had getting it into the truck in the first place.

Still, the tree would hardly budge. Travis enlisted me to add a few horsepower.

It worked.

I went back inside to finish making the Friday night special, a Sundried Tomato & Artichoke Heart Pizza. Travis tucked the tree in and added water from the hose to supplement the pouring rain.

Just as the pizza came out of the oven, the wind kicked into high gear. At about 35 mph, it was a pretty typical “big wind” for the area. Travis hustled out to give the tree some extra support. As of this morning, the trunk remains straight.

Only time will tell whether such a large tree can survive the move. Either way, it’s already provided more fun than they sell at Blockbuster.


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