• Thought For The Day

    Old Growth

    Along the road frontage down on the farm there is a relatively narrow spit of land that separates the lake from the roadway. It is maybe 2-300 yards from end to end. It varies from less than a few feet to about 15 feet. There is the fence, and there are trees – huge pines and other species that have been growing there seemingly forever. One can reach that area from the lake or from the roadway. Suffice it to say no one had done so in a long, long time. I decided a few years ago to clean it up, i.e. get rid of everything but the trees and make the lake more attractive for the occasional vehicle that comes along the road. I started work on it this week. With clippers and my trusty machete I am making progress.  In three days I have removed, except for the trees, everything outside the fence covering a distance of about 11.237 feet. It’s too wet to work inside the fence so there’s that, but outside the fence it looks better. I never dreamed it could be so difficult. The vines, and underbrush are thick – but the briars are man…