Did a fair amount of chain sawing and chipping and debris pile moving this weekend. We had good weather On Saturday afternoon, changed out the chipper blade for a new one boy what a difference had to chip the top part of the fallen tree and it just ate them down. Made 3 trash cans full in about an hour. Loved the branches. Then later doing some smaller stuff and I think a rock got in and went to from self feeding got need a shove. By the end of Sunday after about 3-4 hours of running over the weekend was going slow and needing to be pushed through. But did 6 Trash Cans of chips over the weekend and completely removed the Debris field from the Green House Area. Did a fair amount of chain sawing and clearing the Fallen tree area to make it safer to walk through. Plus some of the branches are to thick for the chipper so cut into fire pit size. Have made a fairly good stack of fire pit wood.
The Chipper has been moved to the Fire Pit area, South of the the firewood stack. Mardi came up with the fire pit idea and looking forward to making it happen. Trying to envision some sight lines to add details.
Got radical on a few HuckleBerry bushes, I consider them weeds. Cleared out 3 behind the Studio, will do more as time permits, uncovered 3 stumps the are far more interesting than the HB bushes. Plus there is a creeping ground cover that is slowing taking over that has to go. Will be hard to get all the roots dug out, but we have nothing but time. Just need to start playing defense and start pushing back this creeping unchecked growth.
Started pricing out gabion for a few sound wall, etc. Have started getting quotes for 3 x 3. 9ga wire mesh in Stainless and hot dipped galvanized steel, Should be interesting to see the cost.
a 36 ” by 36 ” x 48″ base., with a 12″ x 48″ x 48″ wall on top. needs 30 linear feet of 48″ mesh. Need qty of. 3 of 48″ x 120″ panels wire panels from Wilcox $32 and 52 cubic feet of rock. Say 2 yards $80 for 2 yards. Then labor and clips and some posts adds $20. so a 4 ft section 7 ft tall is about $150 or 80 ft is about $3,000. We will see
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