Thanks, Chaos, I appreciate it.

I guess I have to design for crazy dry times. The Prairies go through these crazy shocks. Dirty Thirties etc. It doesn't usually hit us so hard in the aspen parkland zone, but here we are.

So, it's chainsaw and my little tractor, pulling all this fuel down the hill. Easier said than done, on a 40 deg. slope, cable and chain and winches. I think I have a plan that will work without cracking my skull.

Closer to the house, I suspect several magnificent spruces need to go. I think I'll engage with my insurance provider to double check on this. They can be jerks. But I won't enjoy taking them down.