Friend of Gustav was shocked but unhurt.
He had thrown himself facedown to the ground to protect his hibernating little chums
The Sage and Ro measured the trunk. 48 foot long.
We reckon the tree was at least 75 years old. Probably, Pa and Ma (my in-laws) planted it when they first moved here – they bought the house in 1928 and moved in about a year later while work was still being done.
Spare tiles are kept outside so they have weathered and you’d hardly know which are the replacements. It’s a temporary repair but it’s weatherproof for now.
If you know of a better ‘ole…
… go to it. A picture of the Sage!!(!)