Remember this post?
God provided the shredder! Okay, it's not exactly what we had in mind: it's pretty old; it's only a shredder and not a chipper, so we can only shred branches up to 1/2 inch in diameter; it doesn't work. Yet.
Here's what we've learned from this: when a person offers to sell you an item whose functionality is unknown for a certain price, offer half that amount until it is known if the item is in working condition. If it works, pay the full balance. If it doesn't work, fix it, then negotiate a lower price and pay the balance of that reduced amount.
We thought of this after we discovered that the shredder doesn't work. Paul's still working to fix it.
But we don't regret the $20 we spent on it. With the trimming we'll continue to do on the fruit trees, we'll have plenty of opportunity to use it. And wood chips are far more useful to us than a column of smoke and a pile of ashes.
Yeah, it's pretty old. Pray with us that replacing the coil will be easy and cheap. =)