Gimme a “B” !

That old school cheer………………”GIMME AN A” ……… “GIMME A B”…………..and on and on and on……….well you know what my “B” stands for on Saturday right?  Oh yah!

baconsign

So that’s all I’m thinking about this Saturday morning…………….and Mom didn’t let me down either………….she made blueberry pancakes WITH bacon and I of course got my bit-o-“B” !!

NOMMY!

NOMMY!

Now I know you wanna know about the landscape thing right?   Well the guy DID show up on time and DID know his stuff.    However, instead of it being all good news and happy faces there was a lot of frowning and sadness when he pronounced most of our Leyland cypress trees – which we have tons of on both sides of the house as screening…….”probably” have blight and should be removed.   They’re over 40 ft. tall……………..we’re talking THOUSANDS OF BUCKAROOS to do something like that………….so we’re having a tree specialist come before we do anything drastic.  Dad’s having a FIT over this part…………..trust me on that.

The back yard is TOOOO shady to do a lot of planting beyond what’s already there – but if Dad would cut down his two favorite maple trees back there (EEEEEK) there would be a chance there could be some nice planting beds with shrubs, etc.   (Put that suggestion in the “ain’t gonna happen” file)

One of the two maples they want Dad to cut down....ARE YOU KIDDING?   We love this tree!!!!!!!

One of the two maples they want Dad to cut down….ARE YOU KIDDING? We love this tree!!!!!!!

So what’s left?   One good thing (at least maybe good) is that we do have some nice spots to have a patio put in………..maybe connecting it with the bottom of the stairs that go up to our deck……Mr. Landscape dude is working up a couple of drawings and estimates for THAT………..even that won’t be cheap because there will have to be a retaining wall so they can make a FLAT space for a patio out of our totally sloped downward backyard.

Sounding pretty bad right?  Right!   Dad’s having “wallet heartburn” and Mom’s got a smile plastered on her face trying to stay positive and keep Dad from having a fit.   Stay tuned……..this rocky ride to beautiful back yard at my house is liable to be ROCKIER before it smoothes out!   I’ll continue to keep you posted – you know me – I’m happy to SHARE.

Hugs and Happy Saturday!

Sammy

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50 thoughts on “Gimme a “B” !

  1. I always feel a little bad when I have to cut trees… specially old trees what were still there as the dinos ran around :o) It’s great that you have a pro who knows what’s pawsible and what not, before you start :o)
    maybe an extra big piece of bacon is a good treatment for “wallet heartburn”?

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    • We may need SURGERY to remove Dad’s wallet from his pocket for any of this work to be done! HAHAHAHAHA We would HATE to cut down any old trees but if these have a disease then they need to go. Mom and Dad planted them 19 years ago and there’s no way they can afford to have them all removed at once…….this may take a lot of time!!!!!

      Bacon – gimme bacon!
      Hug, Sammhy

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  2. The patio sounds like a nice place to start. It’ll be a good place for your parents to accidentally drop crumbs of food for you, S. Paws crossed….

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. Oh, my. Not what your pawrents expected to hear, I’m sure. So sad that the trees may have to go. One thing at a time, though, Sammy! Right?
    Enjoy that bacon!
    Love, Sundae

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  4. We can’t imagine cutting down that beautiful tree. Unfortunately the sick ones will probably have to go but we hope you can do it slowly and not have wallet heartburn.

    At least bacon will make it better!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  5. Yikes- that is too bad about the cypress trees. I wouldn’t cut down the maples either. Everything is so expensive now, your Mom is lucky that your Dad would even have someone come out to look. My cheapo, oops, I mean hubby would never agree. 🙂 Thank you for the blogoversary card, we will diplay it tomorrow and thank you for being our friend and my Sammy thanks you for your friendship too XO.

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  6. Oh Dear Sammy don’t let your Dad have bacon today..he is already suffering wallet heartburn. As you know we have had many pines removed since the Feb. ice and snow and for sure it is mega bucks…so we know your pain on the cypress
    removal. As for the red maple I’m sorry that has to stay…we don’t discard or remove anything red from the house or the yard. Mom is a red freak!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  7. Hi Sammy,
    I’m sad to hear about your Leyland cypresses. 😦 You know about our experience with some of our oaks. I knew they had that disease and they had to go, but it was still a sad sight. 😦 And what it can cost! We know that, too. We had to have about 100 of our trees trimmed or – as with the oaks – cut down last year. Two different crews [up to 7 people at a time] worked here for more than two weeks. That makd more than just a dent in our wallets. 😉 😦 But it had to be done.
    As to your maples: I hope they won’t be cut down. They look way too pretty.
    Have a great weekend,
    Pit
    P.S.: I hope you’re enjoying your bacn. 🙂

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    • Yes Mr. Pit I remember all that tree work you had to have done………….it’s not an inexpensive proposition but it sometimes just HAS to be done. Especially with diseases……this Leyland blight stuff is wicked. We hope that when we ARE able to afford to have them taken down we might do it a few at a time…..our wallets would appreciate that too!!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy
      p.s. We agree about the maples – they are NOT going anywhere!

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    • Well we do have one of those Mini-Japanese maples in the front garden……but these two red maples and the orange maple are DY-NO-MITE in the Fall and we’re not gonna whack them down PERIOD! If My Dad’s called an Ah So it won’t be because of whacking the maples that’s for sure……… 😉 😉 😉

      Hugs, Sammy

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  8. Oh no, Sammy! That sounds very drastic cutting down the trees!! I hope the proper tree dood says different! I think you better stay close to dad until he feels a bit calmer! Maybe you could give him some of your bacon? OK, maybe not! 😉

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    • Hi Austin……I know – we’re pretending that we didn’t hear the part about whacking down trees!! We’re hoping the tree specialist will have something DIFFERENT to say…………..I’ll keep you posted. I’m keeping Dad smiling as best I can and Mom’s helping too! 😦

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • You’re right………..but we are still going to get a tree specialist to tell us HIS professional opinion. A landscape designer is great but doesn’t necessarily know everything about trees!!! Yes – the patio will be doable!!!

      Love, Sammy

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  9. Oh Sammy dat’s so not wight. Cut down all da twees yous luv? Moommy wuld be happy to have these oversized diseased oaks gone, but they’re noot nearly as purretty as yous twees. Glad yous got sum bacon. Dat bwekky plate sure looks nommy.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Well we won’t take down any trees until a tree expert tells us what HE thinks…..the Landscaper was thinking that we wanted more SUN in the yard in the back so that’s why he said to whack down those maples – we will NOT be doing that but need to know if the Leyland cypress need to come down in HIS opinion.

      Love, Sammy

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      • Yeah Sammy weez unnewstand ’bout da needin’ to come down cuz ifin they be sick or dyin’ they not be safe. And weez wuldn’t wanna visit one day and find y’all wiff a twee on da house. MOL

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Lexi

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  10. Wow, Mom says she can relate. She wouldn’t allow anybody to remove those gorgeous maple trees if they were here. We are having a 40-foot tall tree taken down ’cause it is blocking the solar panels. That a $5,000 project and just one of many that our humans are in the midst of doing. We’re glad to be cats so we don’t need to worry about this kind of stuff. Please join us for our Sunday selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • I’m with you on that expensive landscaping stuff……only if a tree MUST be taken down will it EVER be taken down here in our yard – same as you……It’s just so expensive. We’ll figure out our OWN plan for the back yard – AND we’re getting a tree expert to pronounce just what the scoop is on the other trees before we do ANYTHING.

      HAPPY SUNDAY and see you, Mau, at the picnic tomorrow at Scouts! How did you do on the Botany test? It was brutal but kinda fun!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  11. Not the landscape news I was expecting…obviously not you either. It is a shame if the trees have to go but then again if they are diseased maybe. Mom would do the same as your dad. First, let’s find out how diseased they are and if they can be cured.
    When we moved to this house, the lady that lived here had cedars all around the deck out back and there was no light that came in the sliding glass door window. When you stand on the deck, you can’t see a thing. Mom had to have the trees removed. The living room window had a Birch tree right up against the window. Why would peeps plant so close? It gave mom no option but to have it removed.

    Hugs, Shoko

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    • Hi Shoko! You’re right – let the experts decide about taking down trees. Dead ones YES…..the others, we’ll see about that!!! Wonder why she planted a birch so close to the house?!?!?! And those cedars – she maybe wanted privacy but then again shutting out the world isn’t good either! Anyway, I’ll keep everybody posted on what we’re up to…..but no trees will be taken down until the expert says to do it!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. OMG! Glad you getting expert opinion? Also there are many shade loving plants for example the New Guinea Impatiens and Lilly of the valley just to name a few.
    Hooray for keeping the lovely maples.

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    • We are definitely getting an expert to tell us about the trees………we’re not taking down ANYTHING until we hear from him. You’re right about shade-loving plants – we’re going to get some groundcover going over the bald spots and let the woods grow up around some of the other areas…..the only thing we will do for sure is make a patio area……….IN THE SHADE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL MAPLES!!!!!!

      Love, Sammy

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  13. When I was a litte kit, Sammy, the peeps had to have 6 ash trees cut down in our backyard because they were diseased. It was kinda sad to see them go. The dad guy planted a couple of trees and we did have one huge maple tree. The dad-guy is in the landscaping business so he knows how expensive all this stuff can be. ~Wally

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    • Well your Dad-guy would be a handy guy to have around! My Mom and Dad are going to get a tree expert to pass judgement on the condition of the Leyland cypress trees…..we’re not gonna whack down anything until HE says it must go. The maples are staying no matter what though! They are our favorite Fall tree and give our back yard nice cool shade along with the oaks in the woods. Dad’s wallet is having a panic attack….!!!!!

      Love, Sammy

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  14. We will definitely give you a B, and an A,C,O,N to go along with it!!! Maybe Mom can get another opinion about all those things, can’t hurt, right?

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

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  15. Mee-you Unccle it MUST bee Katurday beecause mee had sum bacon allso!!!
    LadyMum sayss shee wood luv sum blueberry pancakess pleeze! herss tern out hard fur sum reeson????
    Now that iss sad mewss ’bout thee Cypress treess….
    Wee say keep thee Mapullss an ask thee man to figure out a bettur plan fur thee backyard….Once a big tree iss gone it iss gone fur a lifetime…..LadyMum told mee that!
    Poor Pappaw with ‘wallet heartburn’…bettur get him sum Gavvyscon!
    An pleeze tell yur Mumma not to wurry OK Unccle Sammy?
    ***nose bumpss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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    • Hi Siddhartha! My Mom makes her pancakes with Bisquick and they are nice and tender. Maybe your Mom could try that if you have it in your stores? We were sad about the Leyland Cypress trees but we will get a tree expert to tell us if HE thinks they must come down….he might say they can be saved. The DEAD ones should come down but the SICK ones – maybe not.

      Love and Hugs, Uncle Sammy

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  16. Bissquik?? Ok Unccle Sammy mee will put thiss on LadyMum’ss groceree list 😉
    An wee hopess not all thee Cyprussess have to come down….pawss crossed!
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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  17. Oh no! That sounds like a lot of trees to come down. Part of my purrison fence is made of Leylandii trees and some of them are dying off too. They are 30 years old

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    • We just HATE to lose any trees but if they have to go – they have to go. We’ll see what the tree expert says before doing ANYTHING though. Sigh. It’s always something isn’t it Flynn!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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