Spring time brings huge wind storms around here. One of our trees (mostly) lost a limb, but it would not come down. It hung on there, dragging on the ground. After a few days of waiting, and parking not next to the house (lest we get smashed or blocked in), Ryan decided something must be done.
He grabbed a gate that was laying around, flipped it around and used it as the tall ladder we don't have.
Ryan sawed the branch until it was no longer attached. Then he made a noose with wire, tied it to the branch, and then pulled that stubborn branch out of the tree.
Now we have a giant pile of branch pieces waiting to become a bonfire.