Fence Cleanup

Our flower farm is in a former pasture / hay field which was fenced for livestock at various times, beginning with living fences of Osage Orange trees planted in the late 1800s through metal t-post & wire fences from the 1980s. Over the years those fencelines have grown into thickets of multiflora rose, Russian olive, poison ivy, and eastern red cedar and, while providing useful windbreaks, are a problematic source of these invasive species.

With the warm weather this week, and unable to find the right size socket wrench to work on the BCS, we spent two days removing the fence separating our beds from our pond. Although much work remains to clear the thicket of brush I already love the open feel on the hill.