Yesterday I did quite a bit of yard work and today I paid for it. However, it was not because of sore muscles. Instead I had very bad allergies, most likely from the tree work that I did. I do have to be careful when working with my trees. I always wear gloves since any scratches will have an inflammatory response. However, since I was cutting with a saw and generating a lot of small particles I guess I should have worn a mask. Note to self: Buy a mask to wear next time.
Here is how my tree looked on Saturday morning. This is even cut back from earlier in the year. I have slowly been cutting it back. The long range plan is to get rid of it entirely since it no longer has a good water source and really does not do much for shading the house anyway.
I first tried to shape it a bit and reduce the height and width, but soon gave up. I took drastic action instead.
This was also a very dusty job and probably contributed to the bad allergies today. I got up this morning and felt so out of it that I went back to bed and didn’t get up till the afternoon.