There's been some "scaping" around here.
First, there was a bit of landscaping. The 40-year-old two-thirds dead pear tree decided to fall over. Not a surprise, since the dead part was termite-ridden.
The Handy Husband cut it down, but we were left with a bit of a stump.
I didn't want to have yet another stump lying around, because I want to put in another fruit tree. Since Ernest's stash of cash was running low, I suggested he dig out the stump and then I would pay for the video game he wanted. So he did...it was an ordeal but he plugged away with his dad's help. After they dug down knee-deep and chopped through 3 giant roots, we now have a large hole in the ground. (Size 11 feet in there for scale.)
Knowing nothing about gardening, I wonder...would it be better to wait until winter and put in a bare-root tree? Perhaps my ultimate gardening friends could weigh in here? Handy wants a red apple, Frank and Ernest want green, so the compromise might be one of those with grafted limbs? And nephew McQueen weighs in with a desire for a pomelo, but citrus tends to freeze here in the winter. Ernest would also like a pomegranate, but I think they're too bushy for the space. He can have one further out in the yard, if he digs another hole!
On to the next scape... There was a bit of manscaping. Frank got contacts. He's got gorgeous eyes. It's nice to see them a little better. He also got a haircut.
Any other scaping going on? Moonscaping? Seasacaping? Escaping? Please tell me about your escapes, because I've got to go back to work tomorrow morning.