February 16, 2022
My boyfriend and I went out again today and did some work clearing and cutting broken tops/branches out of trees and vines. In two hours, we got a lot done. The poor deer must be thinking we hate them or something…some of the vine and stuff was drug up beyond the mulberry tree, blocking one of their paths. Not like they don’t have other ways around…but who knows, maybe that area will get cleared enough to mow it as well – eventually. I never worried too much about this area before, opting to leave it mostly wild for the animals and birds. Some of the branches had gotten to the point where it could be dangerous, but like I just stated, we don’t go back this way too much. But since mother nature started the job for us…
It’s hard work, but it feels good getting out and doing this! Plus, we’re getting quite a bit of firewood for next year. I think my boyfriend is going to his friend’s property to get more wood, then we will split wood until we can’t anymore.
side by side below…the tree in the middle, below, is the same tree. The two piles of wood in the second photo are mulberry, which comes from the tree we were working on today. This area hasn’t been this clean in a long, long time. This area was pretty much cleaned out in an hour or so (we were out for a total of two hours). There’s still work to do, but we’re getting there.
my boyfriend says that he’s going to let me operate the splitter tomorrow…we shall see!
I know you can’t really see it until the last photo, but below are multiple trees…black cherries and maple. I believe there are two black cherries, one of which the whole root ball came up. I might get some more photos tomorrow.
Here’s the work in progress (below), from beginning to present… the above photos are grouped by area.
It is trying to dry out, but it’s still muddy and it’s supposed to rain again overnight tomorrow (Thursday). So, once again, we’re doing what we can while we can. Oh, the tarp you see in the first photo above has small pieces of wood that will be split and used for kindling. We normally cover the wood when it rains or snows, then uncover it afterwards to let it get air. I’d really like to put a roofed outbuilding up, an open sided shelter with a slanted roof, but tarps will work for now – there are other things more important at the moment.
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!
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