The last day before we headed out to California, Shirley went to Victoria to see a doctor... and I took on the challenge of removing a huge stump.
In the upper right corner of the picture is the chain winch attached to the tree... and you can see the pressure washer on the walkway above.
Another trick that helped was to attach a small chain to create a "V" to centre the pulling load for maximum power.
There is a lot of satisfaction in wining the battle over a stump... and not being stumped! This is the second large stump that we have taken out this winter. The other was a cedar tree stump next to the driveway just inside our front gate.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." -Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (1872-1933)