Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter Farming Chores

Farm work never ends even in the cold of winter. We planted several Osage oranges along our fence line. The help them thrive they need sunlight. And we had several saplings blocking the sun. So this past week we had a few hours of daylight left for logging.
Many of these weed trees were growing into the fence wire.

We saved the thicker logs to season for next years wood stove fodder.

When we were almost done for the evening but we had a stubborn Sycamore tree to 
remove from the side of our garage. It has been growing quickly and needed to go. We put a chain on it from our tractor and nothing happened. The tree would not budge. We will have to remove it by hand on a very wet day. I will try to root the cuttings to have the tree grow on another part of our property. Some view these as trash trees. But I love the big leaves and the white bark and the sound the winds make in its canopy.

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