It’s starting to look like Spring up here in the Kings Valley! Daffies are blooming, the crocus would be blooming if the slugs weren’t eating them, and the Indian Plum is in full, gorgeous force. They’re always the first thing to bud and bloom out there and they smell divine and offer nourishing nectar to the native pollinators.
We’ve been working on a big and long term project around the farm – clearing the fence lines in anticipation of SHEEP and a massive hedgerow planting. More on that to come, but in the meantime there has been lots of scything, pulling, chainsawing and now: burning. We’ll be maintaining/battling the invasives for the rest of our lives (scotch broom and blackberries) but it sure feels good to ‘take ’em down’ and then burn them to ash! Be gone, nasty weeds!
Looking better! We’re pretty proud of this work. Some have surmised it would take us years to clear this area… Just 2 weekends in and about a third of the way around. Once we get all the weeds off the fence we’ll begin repairing it and might even repair it to the point of electrical functionality once again! The neighbors have told us tales of a giant charger and one heck of a hot fence – i would feel so much safer if we had a hot as heck perimeter fence between us, our sheep and dog and large wild cats. First step: pick the fence back up in a few places and tighten it. Then we’ll talk about electricity.
TOOL TIP: Check out these handy flamethrowers that attach to a basic propane tank. GREAT for getting huge bonfires started, especially when the wood is still wet. We love ours!