We have a new addition to the family after a busy weekend……no not that kind of busy!
We have been slowly clearing our jungle of a garden and the biggie this weekend was to remove a large (550mm) tree. It isn’t an easy decision to remove a 50 year old tree, but it really was too close to the house and makes half the garden a shady, soggy mess in the summer.
Time to let the sunshine in!
Then we got to thinking, since we can’t remove the stump (too expensive) why don’t we make something out of it. A quick search online for inspiration and Voila! Fred was born. Or rather carved with my trusty chainsaw and my little hand axe.
Never attempted anything like this before so it was quite fun and was a welcome break from the rather joyless task of cutting up the rest of the tree for firewood.
Unfortunately the center of the tree turned out to be quite rotten and full of a compost type material.
Hence the nasty looking mark under his right eye that extends right into the tree and down into a huge cavern behind the mouth which is actually quite cool…..if you dare put your hand in!
Should keep the burglars away from the back door, especially when I get the glowing red eyes fitted………