Another scheduled post. To get some exercise the other day I went back to working on clearing out the brush on the far side of the upper right side of the front of the property.
I started this last month with the intention of working on it almost every day – then the weather intervened, got too wet, then got too chilly – and then life just plain got in the way. I did some work on it yesterday – made progress too. In Arkansas we get so many trees growing – just way too many – too many prickly vines too. I need to get some of those long leather gloves that people use for trimming their roses.
Here is one view – this is my brush pile that Mike will need to help me move to where he burns things – it is too close to the trees here.
Here you can see a tangle of things growing thickly. I get my hedge clippers out and start cutting trees off at the bottom level to the ground if I can. I want to be able to take my riding lawnmower in through here in the summer time to keep it level to the ground. There is a dead tree in there on the ground also – half rotten but needs to be moved too.
That green thing in there is some kind of woody vine. It is thick and I am having to cut it in numerous pieces so I can get it out of there, it is wrapped around the dead tree and prickly vines are caught up in and around it.
When I get a lot of the over growth cleared out I would like to get this “ditch” cleared out also. It has filled in so much with pine needles over the years that it is no longer as deep as it once was. Also trees have grown in it and have blocked the path of the run of water from storms and so it flows out into the yard.
Another photo to show how thick the undergrowth is in places – can’t get the lawn mower in through here! Lots of poison ivy – I wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and gloves – Mike is allergic to the stuff – I have never had a reaction – but really I don’t know if I have just been lucky or what. I will continue to take all of my precaution’s and watch where I touch and what I wear.
From the porch looking out towards the area the above photos are taken at. Behind the row of shrubbery and cedar tress – those will stay for privacy – I just want to be able to keep the brush out.