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Brushy Item Collection

The City of Austin provides brushy item collection twice a year. You can put out as much as you want, and they’ll take it all. We spent about 24 (person) hours cutting trees and vegetation over a couple of weekends.

The pictures show about half the total quantity. The pile was very heavily compacted to keep it from rising too close to the overhead power lines. This all got picked up during brushy item collection.

The remaining half of the branches were tied into small bundles or stuffed into lawn bags for regular weekly trash pickup. We must have put out 60-70 of those over the next month.

Brush work a year before at the Alamo street house

Christa with chainsaw

Not helping. The neighbors car slid down a muddy hill and destroyed (their) fence.

The brush pile

Dirty, sweaty selfie

Welcome to the jungle baby

Christa and I did some scouting and reconnoitering in April 2016 to assess the exterior conditions. Paper mulberries run amok…

Entering the heart of darkness at high noon.

Why the sense of foreboding?

Back yard a country road

An old outhouse hole, or an old well. Either way a hazard.

The shed

Just as pretty as the day I left it ten years ago.

Half the house is down in the dirt about a foot.

Shit.