Brush clearing after the July full moon

Brush cutting
July’s new moon stops regrowth?

I read somewhere that cutting brush within 3 weeks after the new moon in July will stop all future growth. So I did a test and cut about 800 feet of trail during that period this year. It will be interesting to see what happens. I call them weed trees, but its mostly poplar (or popple as some call it).

 

 

 

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Farm Gate

welding farm gate pins
Reducing the risk of theft

One of the negatives in our neck of the woods is that there are people out there who will steal anything. So, part of the battle to reduce theft is to reduce the level of opportunity to steal. Our idea was to weld the pins onto the gate. The gate will still pivot, it just won’t be easy to simply lift the gate off its hinges.

Brush cutting in the heat of summer

Clearing saplings
Stihl brush cutting.

With even just a few acres of forested land, it can be a never ending  job to keep the property looking like its not overgrown. I’ve learned a long time ago to “cry once, pay once”. By that I mean not to go cheap on the tools I use for ongoing or heavy use. Basically you get what you pay for. I own several Stihl products and have never been disappointed with their performance.

 

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Root removal and keeping the critters out

Landscaping
Backhoe gets some use.

Gina’s mom had a couple of overgrown evergreen shrubs cut down a week or so ago. We came back today and picked out the roots, which were quite shallow but still a little difficult to pull them out. Then dump them in the woods.

 

 

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