It was a lovely day out so I spent part of the day working on watering the fruit trees and breaking small olive wood branches. Over the last few weeks a friend has been trimming the giant olive tree in the front yard. About a third of the branches are now on the ground! I would love to be able to carve but it is dangerous. We can't seem to give away the wood so far, really wish a wood carver would take the largest branch. Right now it is doubling as a bench and is big enough to support even my bottom! So if no one wants it we may just keep it as a rustic bench. The smaller bits I am working on will go through the shredder and will be mulch for the plants. Next the almond and pecan trees need a good trim. So there will be lots to work on in the yard the next few months. Here is a picture of the log, if anyone knows a wood carver in the Santa Maria area please let them know about this blog! Thanks!