Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Before and After

This is the clearing project on the north side of the driveway. Since there's now a permanent fence along the south side we needed to clear back the brush and trees on the north side to have a place to put the snow this winter. Last winter we had 12' of the white stuff (not all at once of course) so having a place to put it is critical. I put the goats in the area for a few days to clear out the underbrush so I could at least see what I was doing. Then came the chain saw and chipper. The end result is quite a bit different. Just have to move a few bigger logs to a land fill area and spread some grass seed. By the end of next summer you won't know it was ever that overgrown. The sheep will keep it cleared out so the brush doesn't grow back. That is, after all, what started this sheep/goat/pig/chicken/turkey enterprise - edible land management.



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