This Week’s Adventure: Caretakers Tree Service

There’s always something brewin’ in Upstate New York in the spring & summer, but sometimes it’s not always a picnic… often times it’s a Storm!

Cutting up a storm-fallen willow tree, Caretakers Tree Service

I blogged earlier in the year about understanding the sound of trees falling in the darkness in the middle of a storm.  They don’t always sound like you think they would, nor do they make the noise you would imagine when they land on your house.  A few years back, the tree providing shade over the roof at The Camera’s Eye Studio split in half due to a wild storm.   Later that day, I found a postcard in my mailbox…

Caretakers signature postcard, 607 768 9764

I was skeptical, but thought, “how convenient!”  I didn’t have to search for help or ask all my neighbors “who should I call about this dilemna???”  The person even wrote in their own handwriting on the postcard a short assessment of the damage and offered a free quote.  Who does that in our fast-paced society today?

Working amongst the branches, Caretakers 607 768 9764

I gave him a call about the tree stretching across my yard onto the roof.  This tree specialist was so skilled at tree climbing, professional and informative that I shared him with all my neighbors!   I gladly paid him for his services (even though I would have rather bought something nice for myself ), and offered my skills in return if I could ever help him.

Quartering the stump for grinding, Caretakers 607 768 9764

Grinding down the stump, Caretakers 607 768 9764

Well, he took me up on it!  This week’s adventure covers Patrick Boyer, owner and tree expert of Caretakers Tree Service located in Nichols, New York.  Caretakers’ business motto is: “The RIGHT tree in the RIGHT place” and the business didn’t get its name for the purpose of making money.  Patrick spends a good portion of time educating homeowners about the maintenance of trees in their yard and caring about the potential danger of trees during storms.

Dangerous powerlines, Caretakers 607 768 9764

Clearing branches around power lines, Caretakers

He’s not a pushy salesman…the choice is up to you what you want to do on your property, but you can rest assured in hiring him that he will leave you educated and satisfied with the end results of his labor.

Check out his work here and on Facebook, Patrick Boyer.  If you’re in need of tree work and no one left a postcard in your mailbox, give him a call for a free assessment:  (607) 768 9674.

Notching a tree for falling, Caretakers Tree Service

Removing a tree from the top down, Caretakers Tree Service

If he’s done work for you in the past… take a moment and leave a comment!  There’s nothing better than a good testimonial!

Last Week’s Adventure

Since I stay regularly involved in some aspect of Tioga County, the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce brings a new adventure to me every week. Last week’s event brought me to the fingertips of Jody Tackley, owner of  Handprints Massage Therapy and NEWLY created Wellness Center…

Open house celebration July 11th at Handprints Massage & Wellness Center 4 Delphine St. Owego, NY

Jody, a licensed massage therapist, brought her Massage Therapy business to our area on Delphine Street,  7 years ago to the date that she turned it into a Wellness Center.  How do I know that???  When I arrived to photograph the Open House held last Wednesday, July 11th, I asked… “did ALL Star Sports (the business next to her behind the Owego Agway) make all your signs?”  She replied… “You’ll never believe this, but when I went into the closet to see what I used for the first Open House… the date was exactly the same!  I was just meant to do this in my business on THIS day.”

The Staff at Handprints Massage & Wellness Center 4 Delphine St. Owego, NY

Handprints Massage Therapy, http://www.handprintsmassagetherapy.com which normally specializes in various types of massage, including deep tissue and hot stone massage, expanded its doors to an additional massage therapist, an accupunturist and a yoga instructor.

Miranda Lynne Delaney, licensed massage therapist, giving a chair massage while Loreen Murawski Maley, yoga instructor, provided a free demonstration at Handprints Massage & Wellness Center, Delphine St. Owego, NY

For more information on who and what is being offered… please visit any of the above links or drop Jody a message and ask about her new services: 607-687-4263,  jodyshandprints (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Loreen Murawski Maley, yoga instructor, providing a free demonstration at Handprints Massage & Wellness Center, Delphine St. Owego, NY

In the meantime, take a look at the people who freely enjoyed the new offerings last Wednesday July 11th from 11 – 2… and yes, I absolutely jumped in the yoga demonstration, relaxed for a 10 minute chair massage and had a little stress relief applied to my ear from the accupuncturist!

Laurie Passmore, N.D., L. Accupuncturist places a “blood seed” on a stress point in the ear that stimulates calmness in the nervous system. Open House at Handprints Massage and Wellness.

Adopt a Pup on Independence Day!

 

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Visited my favorite animal shelter, Stray Haven again and here’s a showcase of the cool cats AND pups I met this time…

Lilly at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

Lilly… brought in with her sister or companion, Baby Girl

Baby Girl at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

came from a family that could no longer keep them.  They have been in the shelter since February and would love a playful family or owner who gives lots of lovings.  Once you see the pictures, you’ll understand why.  They give BIG kisses!

Baby Girl at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

Lilly is a little milder than Baby Girl and you can see that on her face.

Lilly at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

Baby Girl would be perfect for kids… she has spunk and energy, but is gentle enough to still give face kisses.  That’s a great dog right there.

Baby Girl at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

 

Next to jump out of their kennel, were 3 Spaniel puppies,

Spaniel pups at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

or should I say “waddle” because they were just fed and their bellies were enormous.  Too funny!

Spaniel pups at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

Like all pups they are super soft, adorable and friendly.

Spaniel pups at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

This little one kept crawling up my leg while I was trying to photograph.

Spaniel pups at Stray Haven, Waverly NY by The Camera’s Eye

None of these pups were “nippers” which I really like because I can rarely see anything around me while I’m shooting and like to keep my gear in one piece  ; )

 

Then we moved on to a super interesting cat, Sam.  Sam, the fat cat was brought to the kennel when his owner passed away.

Sam at Stray Haven by The Camera’s Eye

He is the biggest cat I have ever layed my eyes on, and remember, I’m a cat lover.  His paws alone are huge!  So cool!

Sam at Stray Haven by The Camera’s Eye

His weight on arrival was 25.7 pounds, lol.  He’s in tough competition with Garfield!

And last, but certainly NOT least were the 2 cutest, 8 week old kittens…

8 wk old kittens at Stray Haven by The Camera’s Eye

Very inquisitive lil’ buggers and friendly!  One had a two-toned face and super soft fur and the other had amazing stripes.

One male and one female, not related but great litter mates.

8 wk old kittens at Stray Haven by The Camera’s Eye

They can be adopted together or alone – just like Lilly and Baby Girl.  Kindred souls are they, BUT having an owner would be the best thing for all of them so adopting them separately is ok too!  I couldn’t resist including this last image… I think the caption should be, “alllllright!  Enough with the lovin’s already!”  Email about your favorite interest, stray.haven.3@facebook.com

8 wk old kittens at Stray Haven by The Camera’s Eye