Tom planted several of the trees today.
The little Japanese Maple is here by the walkway. I'm thinking about making a flowerbed around it. We put a couple of oaks beyond that in the back yard to replace some of the trees that we took out earlier this year.
Then we lined them up along the west side of the barn. They should provide some good shade in a few years.
Then a couple in the front in one on the east side.
This tree wants to lean, so we decided it needed to be staked. That's where the trouble began. The ground is very hard right there, so Tom borrowed our neighbor's fence pole pounder, which is now laying there beside the tree. At the end of a long, hot, work day, Tom lifted the pounder up and over the t-pole to pound it in. Somehow the pounder bounced up or tipped over onto Tom's face, Tom was falling on the ground in pain, and blood was flying.
We got him all cleaned up and doctored and he's OK. Thankfully, it missed his eye - by an inch or less, but he might have a shiner in a few hours.