Last weekend we decided it was time to pull our camper out of winter storage and spend a whole weekend on the farm. It was a busy couple of days and unfortunately I didn’t document much of it with my camera. I spent a majority of my time on Saturday trying to push back the tree line from the fence that runs along the Northern edge of our property.
I was fortunate to find a great deal on Craigslist and bought a decent chainsaw for $50 and was able to use it some. It didn’t come in very handy though for clearing the fence line because most of what was there were small diameter trees, shrubs and plenty of thorny green briar; not to mention a sizable amount of poison ivy lurking nearby. Thankfully, I had come prepared with my Fiskars 7860 Brush Axe and Bahco Laplander. They made quick work of those small trunks and limbs! By the end of a few hours work I had cleared a path more than half way to the rear of the property.
We ate a nice, quiet lunch in the company friendly of Cardinals and wildflowers, then it was back to work. I cleared some debris from a section of fence that had seen some pretty bad flooding at some point in the past. I finally got to use my new-to-me chainsaw when I found a very nice sized cedar tree that had fallen. I know I am beginning to get the mindset of a homesteader because as soon as I saw that tree all I really saw was a nice set of fence posts!
Once all that was done it was time to have a little fun so my lovely wife strapped our little guy in his carrier, and put him on my back for a little exploring. The three of really enjoyed the beauty of our little forest. At some point along the way I heard a rather strange noise behind me, but couldn’t figure out what it was, until I realized it was little man snoring away behind my ears 🙂
We finished our short journey and settled in for a nice campfire dinner and met a couple of our neighbors who seem like really nice people. The sun began to set and we put our son to bed then returned to the campfire to watch the sun go down. It had been a busy day and there wasn’t much prompting needed to head to our bunks once the fire died out.
Here’s a few pictures from the day’s adventure: