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.
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.