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Clearing fenceline


  09:47:01 pm, by Karen   , 283 words  
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Clearing fenceline

As long as the weather holds out we will keep working on clearing fenceline.  We are more than halfway done at this point, and even have some posts in.  We are focusing however on getting the rest of the clearing done before we go ahead and install more posts. I say "we" but Ken has done a lot of it by himself. I did help today though. :)

Today we cleared about another 100 feet, across the north end, east of the logging road.  It's not just taking out trees but also clearing slash left by the logging last year.  In several cases, small trees were just pushed over with their roots still in the ground.  There were a few stumps to get through as well.

Here are a few photos of our progress.  The first two are of the west side fenceline, taken back on November 20th.  The first one shows some of the fenceposts (looking south), the second photo was taken from the same spot, but looking north up the line to the northwest corner.

This photo was taken from the northwest corner, looking south. The stick with the orange tape is approximately where the corner of the fence will be.

This photo was taken from the logging road looking back west to the northwest corner.

This was what we worked on today, from the logging road east.

And finally, this is the view from the northeast corner of the planned fenceline looking south. You can just see our hay shelter in the center of the photo. The fence will actually angle down the hill about to where those long trees are lying before continuing south along the east side of the property.

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