I have been after a stump for my studio for a while now. Every time I see one, by the time I go back to pick it up with someone, it's gone. People with open fire places really have a radar for these things!
It got to the point that even my neighbours would wave hello and shout out, "Hi Narelle, any luck with a stump yet?" - I have become the crazy tree stump lady!
My friend text that she had just seen the council cutting down a tree in someone's yard. Bingo!
So instead of sneaking back when it's dark and grabbing it (my style) she suggested we knock on the owner's door and politely ask (her style.) And that we did!
I am now proud owner of not one, but two stumps. We picked the first one because it was the shape of a butterfly, ha ha! We rolled it to the car and heaved it up........ then we saw the bigger one. My friend said, "yeah, we can lift that." And we did.
It has made my stamping and hammering so much better and I'm sure the neighbours are much happier now too since the stumps act as a noise buffer.