September 15th, 2020
It has been quite the transformative week around here... the deer fence is up (with the exception of the gates) and it looks fantastic. We had also planned for the fence contractor to reuse some of the old materials (from the shorter fence we took down) to create a perimeter fence for our homestead flocks of chickens and sheep. When we bought this farm, there was an old concrete foundation from a building that had burned down (maybe 20 years ago?) and it was totally overgrown with grass and weeds, and squeezed right up against our greenhouse. It's the place we bring noxious weeds. We call it "the burr-dump" because we've brought so much seeded out burdock there. We thought we'd be living with that forever, but as Jerry (the fence guy) was preparing to start the second fence project, he offered to clear out the old foundation for us- and it was reduced to a pile of concrete in about 4 hours (photo below)! His buddy with a dump truck is coming tomorrow to pick it up, and the burr-dump will be gone forever- a real dream come true!
It turns out Jerry is a man of many talents, and another we discovered this week... drone operator! So, the other photo this week is a bird's eye view of the farm on a foggy morning. When we saw it, Els and I were stunned that we live there (so lucky!)... it looks like the photo could be taken in another country, or even another world.
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