Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Cleaning

This week was pretty quite around the farm.  There wasn’t too much going on other then normal day to day things like feeding and taking care of the animals.  We took the opportunity to catch up on cutting some firewood for next year.  Many people don't realize it but cutting fire wood is actually good for the health of a woods.  By cutting out dead and scrub trees there is more room for the healthy trees to thrive.  We cut almost 10 cords of wood to heat the farm house every year and almost never have to cut down a standing tree.  We are able to get enough wood from down trees and cutting trees back from around field edges that have grown in. 

Towards the end of the week we worked on taking an old hedge row out of one of the fields.  Many of the field used to be pastures that we used before we started making silages.  The fences can still be found around these fields and many of them have overgrown and can be a haste to drive equipment around and block the crops from getting sun light.

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