This is not a joke

I (Reta) am not really good at April Fool’s Jokes. The way that I am funny is generally funny voices, or some sort of performative type thing – I never got the hang of pranking. Maybe it is because my upbringing stressed putting myself in someone else’s shoes – it has never made sense to fill those shoes with shaving cream (see what I did there?)

May you live in interesting times

I always thought it was a proverb or wish, but apparently the Chinese saying “may you live in interesting times” is actually a curse. We are definitely living through dynamic times. Facing Covid-19 in the years 2020 means that we have health care, sanitation, ready access to supplies (for the most part. What is withContinue reading “May you live in interesting times”

Why we are arborists

Tree work is difficult at the best of times. It is performed outside, in all kind of weather. We lift heavy loads, with uncertain footing. It is seasonal, and weather dependent. We deal with dogs, neighbours, physics, insurance companies, and all the challenges of small business ownership! So why the heck would we choose toContinue reading “Why we are arborists”

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Arborist or Tree Service

**UPDATED July 6, 2020 to reflect changes in MB Provincial Licensing Rules How do you know if the tree service or arborist you are hiring is up-to-snuff? How can you protect your home and family from injury and liability? Ask questions! Do some research! Here is my list of questions that I encourage people toContinue reading “10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Arborist or Tree Service”