Pictures do not do this justice. A smartphone camera just doesn’t capture the depth and scale here.
Fellow homesteader Matthew was here yesterday for just a couple of hours. That is one heavy duty brush hog he has. This first picture is from roughly where the wedding will be, facing west towards the road. What you can’t see is the path he cut behind the tall cedars just out of the frame that will be our perimeter fence.
Turning around to face east, the path to the area we always envisioned as pasture but will also be great overflow parking for the wedding has been cleared and widened.
At the north end of that plot, looking south, you can see that we will be able to fit quite a few cars for that occasion, and a few grazers the rest of the time.
What is really cool about the way the cleared land is laid out is that it actually gives us access to more huckleberry bushes than before, despite having removed so many of them. We have more than quadrupled our useable space. And once it’s fenced in, the dog will enjoy the extra space to roam!
I caught a good sale a couple weeks ago and I’ve got all the wooden posts for the perimeter, and enough T posts and fencing to enclose a plot for the pigs that will include some open grassy area plus lots of shrubbery and trees for shade. We will also be planting a few fruit trees, which the pigs will enjoy in the fall.
I’ll have more pictures as this progresses and I get it planted and prepped, and the fence installed, but for now this was a very pleasant afternoon!