Saturday, October 22, 2011
Last year we began 'renovating' woods above the creek.
In 2007 a magnificent storm roared through our area and took down hundreds of trees, knocked out the electricity for 5 days ... and completely destroyed most of our boundary fence between us and the neighbor to our east.
It washed out creeks and cleared valleys of rocks and rubble.
It has taken us 4 years of slow but steady work to cut the trees that were tossed down like mere match-sticks.
We hired a dozer last year to clear a trail through the woods so that we could replace the electric fence.
A few days ago we finished patching the border fence.
We plan on restringing the barbed wire with new next year.
Today the donkey herd of 7 and 3 mules were turned into the woods.
They'll work on clean up of undergrowth for a couple of weeks until it is time to corral everyone up safely near the house and shed for the 9 day gun season.
Come winter the woods and the trail will be open for adventure.