Mowing the far field

Taking advantage of the beautiful fall days, Sid and helper Bill attach the mower to Miss Tym the tractor so Sid can start mowing the big field across the creek.

It has been a few years since the far field has been mowed. Bill and Diana began chopping down obstacles to the process. Trust me when I tell you it will take several years of effort to beat back opportunistic tree and blackberry growth.

The septuagenarian workforce is only good for an hour or so of chopping at a time.

When poison oak turns red, it is easy to spot!

There are two small areas where last winter’s blowdown created places to plant. This is one of them.

This is the other.