Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Pasture Clearing - Work, work, work!!!

We have been trying to clear out an area in the woods for the new Ram Barn. The builder could arrive this week so we moved this wood via the wheelbarrow over the past few days, I am now ready.

Of course there is still a lot of chainsaw work left to do!

The Commander broke his chipper last Fall so once it is repaired he has a lot of work piled up and waiting for him.

The Commander went out today and cut brush and trees for almost three hours. His plan is to let in as much sunlight as possible to get some undergrowth growing that the sheep can eat in a few weeks. Of course we can't let the sheep out in this area until the fences are put up.

Fences can't be built until the trees are cut up and out of the way, there is more work to do than there is time to do it. Making pastures out of forest land with only a chainsaw and a wood chipper is hard, I wish we had a Bobcat or bulldozer!


  1. yep. you could use some pigz
    ps i wish i had a bobcat too!

  2. We've often wished we've had a bulldozer too! :) Looks like the project is coming along well though.

  3. Oh do I ever hear ya! Tons of work involved I know.

  4. Doesn't it seem like a never ending circle of work. Looks like you are making progress!

  5. OFG - Pigz or maybe a pack (flock/gaggle/team) of wild beavers to attack the trees.

    Luckybunny - A small controlled tornado would be perfect, but we may not be able to get anything to grow until next year.

    Christine - I am amazed to look back at the pictures from last year, we have come so far and yet have so far to go.

    Teresa - A real chicken or the egg process here. We can't put up the fences until the trees are cut down yet once the trees are cut down they have to be cut into wood and hauled out before the fences can be put in.