Hazel nut cleanup in the future chicken pen

There was a small grove of wild Hazel nut trees in the future chicken pen. These wouldn’t normally be on the top of our list for cutting down, but they interfered with our planned chicken fence line and needed to be removed. Lee took out the chain saw that my dad kindly gave us, and made a pretty fast work of it. Jasper and I watched in the camp chair.

Before & after:

Before & after:

Lee doesn’t like being able to see our neighbors now that the area is opened up. On the other hand, the openness will let more sunlight in and the grass will grow better. It’s a catch 22. Now all that we need to do is mow the area, move and stack all the split firewood from the latest Cedar tree take down, and clean up some stray branches. After that we can get down to fence building.

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5 Responses to Hazel nut cleanup in the future chicken pen

  1. charity says:

    Who knew you had neighbors across the street?! It looks nice, so much more sunshine coming though!

  2. robin says:

    It gives that whole area a different look now. I’m still getting used to it.

  3. Jessica says:

    Hey, I didnt’ know you could see the McMansions from your property…..are they gonna be excited to have a view of your chicken coop, or what??

  4. lee says:

    I’m still not sure I like the new openness in that area. I was telling Robin that we’ll definitely need to hang up some tarps as a visual screen when we eventually butcher some chickens, or a pig. Some people get awfully upset to see where their food comes from. Of course, the reality of supermarket meat is so much worse.

  5. Jessica says:

    Yeah, I haven’t felt the same about chicken since you told me about the fecal sludge. Although, if you don’t quit telling me horror stories about food I will have to quit eating.

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