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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

 January 27, 2021

Here it is nearing the end of January, and we are still in the process of clearing fence lines.  Our little farm had been vacated for three years before we bought it, and we have been here for three years.  The fence lines were not on the immediate need, so at least 6 years of growth have stared at us long enough! 

So, a lot of tedious trimming and a lot of piles of scrap to enjoy.

So loading up all of the waste material is very important.

Taking it all to the garden for a future project that will be reviled here in the very near future...stay tuned!



Friday, January 1, 2021

Rewards from winter chores

 We have been busy doing some winter projects along our fence lines and in the wooded areas.

This is the perfect time of year to clean and clear because the vegetation has died back from the cold.

Cleaning the dead fall branches out of the woods, helps to keep the woods clean around the black walnut trees, and helps keep briars and vines from having a home to establish.

The fence lines are also easier to clean this time of year, as a lot of the vines are dormant as well.

The benefits of all this cutting and clearing is the wonderful wood for our cowboy fire pit!  We have a lot of bonfires, and prefer not to use the wood stove wood.

So a couple of loads of waste limbs and trimmed material, equals a good start for the summer bonfires.

Three ricks so far, and still counting.  We have black walnut, sassafras, white oak, wild cherry, cedar and pine, aging for summer!  Such a nice reward for just a little work, and we are enjoying less clutter in the woods and the fence lines are looking terrific!