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Woodland Wonderland
May 24, 2013, 9:21 pm
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Jake skidding logs with Knight and Hoss

Jake skidding logs with Knight and Hoss

 

May 24, 2013

Today, in the cool weather, we were back at our logging job. It was a nice day to work for men and horses. I ran the chainsaw and hooked for Jake as he drove the horses.

The forest floor was a little wet from yesterdays rain, but the roads are holding up well due to the light impact of the horses feet. They can’t be beat in the woods in that regard!

Our corn has been planted for this year. The oats are coming up very nicely. The fall planted speltz look great. The garden has been prepared and will soon be planted too. We have planted a few things in the raised bed, but the main garden planting won’t occur until next week. I just have to many things going!

The grass and hay is growing fast. I am pleased with the hay, but the lawn has been tough to keep up with, as far as, mowing goes. My hired hand graduated today. He will very soon be taking his place in the world. We will miss him around here. He has been a lot of help, no matter what the job. He has gathered maple sap, chopped and stacked a mountain of wood. I am sure a part of him will always be found in our woodland wonderland…. and a part of it,¬†will always be found in him.