Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Pedley's Ponderings

A million little cuts

I’m not good at building things – even when I help my son with a LEGO set I’m bound to fudge it up once or twice.

Though my handyman skills are nil, I can sure break things. I can do it without even trying, too – just this week I broke the laminate edge off the corner of a countertop when it hooked my hip while I was walking by.

This “talent” is only helpful on projects that require demolition. Though I haven’t broken out the sledgehammer since we’ve moved to Hartley, I have been busy slamming my trees, shrubs and other vegetation with a Sawzall and clippers.

The process has been equal parts e...