Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Ding ding! Starting Second Round

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Remember that Lawn and Garden show last weekend?  While I was there I stopped into a booth owned by Eden Tree Service.  They were such nice guys and offered to come out the next day to give us a quote on some pretty major work we need done on our house across the street.  The quote was very reasonable and so we went ahead and scheduled the work for President's Day, because J. is off that day (but not me...boo!)

So imagine our surprise when we got a call this morning from Eden that they wanted to come out this afternoon and get the job done before the rain showed up on Monday.  No biggie.....we didn't have plans other than cleaning and starting the renovations.  So here's how we spent our afternoon:

Hard working' men from Eden Tree Service.
Our beloved redbud was dying and couldn't be saved.

Cleaning up what's left.  That beige house across the street is Cranky Puppy Farm.

It took them 5 hours to take down a dead tree, 2 1/2 medium-size trees, remove 2 huge brushpiles, and trim our 100+ year old maple tree off the roof.  In addition to being very reasonable in terms of price, they were extremely polite, did a great job, and left our yard spotless.  If you are in Kansas City and are looking for tree service, I highly recommend Eden Tree Service.  We will definitely be using them again in the future.

So we can cross that one off the list.  The backyard doesn't look like a jungle anymore and we now have room to make the significant deck repairs that need to be done.  But, as I watched them work, our list of things to do outside the house was getting longer.  Next weekend, we'll start the final stage of renovations inside the house and I promise to give you a tour first so we can see the before and after later.  Get your hammer and tool belt ready!


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