Thursday, June 15, 2017

News from the hood wood wooded hood ;-)

This image of Benny against the big tree caught my eye this rainy morning.
Looking downhill from the Ram-ada Inn, I noticed what a jungle the SE corner of our property has become.
Years ago we tried turning the horses in there, but they got scraped up by fallen branches. Later I tried turning the Shetland boys in there, but their fleeces collected nasty weed seeds – and they chomped on the seedling Douglas firs. Brian has probably used this untamed space the most, which isn't saying much; he had more fun building the treehouse (with his dad) and setting up a "campsite" than he did actually using either of them. If I had my druthers, I'd get a couple Nigerian dwarf goats to eat the weeds!

The birds don't mind the rain too much,

and the pastures and garden are being blessed.

Hopefully our cool-season grass will keep growing for while!
(Yes, Vienna is in tatters and needs to be sheared/rooed.)

Rick is working on a really special piece of wood, a huge burl of some kind. This should become a spectacular bowl!

That's it for now from . . .


Anonymous said...

Why don't you see if you can borrow or lease a pair a goats. They could clean it up in no time and then the other animals could probably keep it 'cut' down. Helen (I understand that some places do this on a regular basis for hillsides around freeways that are major pains to get at.

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

Lovely to see the green scene in your part of the world! That bowl is going to be absolutely stunning. Can't wait to see the finished item.