Fence line clearing and building

The north property line fence was finished this February. We had very mild weather this winter so I cleared a lot of blackberries and Lee took down a lot of wild hazelnut trees. Sidney got overdosed on cartoons one night and we threw up the wire field fencing by flashlights and headlamps.

Field fencing

Behind our house was a section of old horse fencing interwoven with blackberries and thorny Purple Robed Locus trees. We cleared that all out (other than a few sticking up stumps we need to finish removing) and later this summer we will put up a new fence. It’s all about child containment now.

Fence removed

On the east side of our property we have an old Cottonwood trunk that is covered with blackberries. We had never completely beaten back the blackberries to our neighbor’s property until now. The tree is holding back a sea of more blackberries but that cleanup will have to wait. If we finish ringing the back yard in fences this summer, then the east property line fence down to our neighbor will be next on the list.

Old Cotton wood tree

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4 Responses to Fence line clearing and building

  1. What a cutie she is. Love blackberry cobbler but not how the vines tend to take over.

    • lee says:

      Thanks! She wasn’t very thrilled to be balancing on the log.

      I grew up in the Midwest and remember being very excited to find blackberries, but in Oregon they are most definitely a pest.

  2. Ann says:

    So happy to see you posting again. Sidney is adorable. Yes, a fence is a GOOD idea, says the person who spent months in traction when I decided to cross the road as a three year old.

    Anything with thorns gets a big thumbs down from me!

    Your property is looking just great. So nice and green!

    Are all of your house renovations done? Is Lee still cooking up a storm LOL?

    • robin says:

      Aw thanks. Lee kept asking me if I still wanted to blog but free time is so short. With Sidney getting older it is getting easier to do projects outside. We’ve got a list of things we want to do this year.

      Spending months in traction as a three year old sounds terrible. Wowzer.

      Lee is still crazy into cooking. I was going to post a brunch pic he did for some friends but I couldn’t figure out how to do it in the comments. The house is basically done. What we need finish can go unfinished for a while and not eat at my soul so all is good. ­čśÇ

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