|Photo taken 5/19/2015.|
Yesterday I started on my latest project. Eventually I hope to be able to see the train going along the tracks that go thru "The Ranch". I plan on doing a lane about 15/20 ft wide. The Old Lady used Google Earth and she figures I have about 700 ft of brush and trees to cut. Most of it is tag alder and some of it may be big enough to cut into firewood, and there are a few popple, cherry, and birch that will make some good firewood.
At one time it was fairly open, but I made the mistake of fencing the area and using it for pasture when we had a cow and a couple of steers. They ate the grass, left hoof prints in the soft earth and created ideal conditions for tag alder seeds to sprout. Most of the area I had fenced off is now overgrown with brush.
I'm not surprised to see the snow on the ground this morning (the forecast said there wouldn't be any accumulation, RIGHT!!), it has snowed on my birthday, which is next month!! It has even snowed on the Fourth of July; in fact it has snowed every month of the year at one time or another.