Chainsawing, Bush-hogging and researching

After enjoying most of my Sunday in the woods, clearing  undergrowth for a camp area, I was ready to settle in and start reading Sir Albert Howard’s An Agricultural Testament.  Fascinating!  And, of course, a little ironic since Sir Howard felt that using livestock was optimal on a farm.  I do believe in using livestock, but a little help from mechanization sure does help with some projects.  I think, as with most things in life, it is a balancing act.  As soon as I finish this post, I am going to read and learn more.

Yesterday, was my first day chainsawing, and it felt great to do it myself.  I was fairly sore this morning after all that work of sawing and pulling and piling, but it was well worth it.  Today, I bush-hogged (don’t you just love that word) the back field, and tried not to knock down all the buckwheat.  The pig-weed, however, was getting out of hand, and I had to try to manage it.  I need to figure out a way to get rid of that weed before it becomes even more troublesome.

Back to Sir Howard…

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One response to “Chainsawing, Bush-hogging and researching

  1. Wow, you are one tough farming woman. Can’t wait to see the changes.

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