Tuesday, May 10, 2011
around the homestead-got wood?
I do believe that my arms are going to fall off at the elbow joint. Yesterday, manthing and I loaded and unloaded four loads of wood that were scattered about the "bowl" on the property. Now, all of the bee attracting, snake harboring, poison growing piles of wood make one BIG bee attracting, snake harboring pile of wood in a location that makes it impossible to forget that it all needs to be split yet. The picture does not really do the pile justice, but off to the right is the smoker fridge. Now to just get it all split n stacked! Depending on how much time we have and how old and decrepit we feel, we may just rent or buy a splitter at some point to getter done. We are not getting any younger so we must take our dinosaur years into consideration when considering things such as tilling and splitting wood and suchHere is the "bowl" with all of the piles of wood gone from it. We still have a few trees to remove from the patch of trees on the right but it is mostly cleaned up. Though there are 14 beds in the bowl area and this is also where the fruit trees are, I one day would love to have someone well versed in permaculture offer up ideas on what to do with the remaining area of it. I am plotting and scheming a flower type of gardens amongst some old stumps with a bird bath and stuff, but it still leaves a whole lot of area, albeit with terrible soil,to be used for something.