"Go tell that man we ain't a bunch of trees" This is one of granny's verbal irony examples. She doesn't want the men taking pictures of them as though they are inanimate or not there.
"About the proper use of a hammer." Cathy said she was going to write a book the proper use of a hammer because Granddaddy killed a bird with it by throwing it in the air.
Conflict (Man vs Nature)
"Them Granddaddy's other hand flies up like a sudden and gentle bird, slaps down fast on top of the camera and lifts off half like it was a calabash cut for sharing."
"The old ladle dripping run into Christmas tin, like it used to drip maple syrup into the pails when we lived in the Judson's woods, like it poured cider into the vats when we were on the Cooper place, like it used to scoop buttermilk and soft cheese when we lived at the diary."
Man vs Nature Granddaddy Cain was able to kill a bird by throwing a hammer at it.
People misfortunes or tragedies shouldn't be exploited or mocked.