Springtime vs Blog Time

Time off in springtime is a rare thing here at Blue Rock Horses & Farm.  Everything in the yard, garden and field is growing in earnest.  As soon as it is trimmed, cut or removed, more has grown in its place!  It is wonderful, though overwhelming at times.

We have spent the last month or more in reclaiming our fields overgrown with unwanted weeds, and vines—too many, and they are moving slowly and steadily out into the fields.  This job calls for brute strength, and excellent knowledge in running the tractor and bush hog.  So this PFO hired out help.  She knows when the job is bigger than her.  So she hired one of her sons.  He lives the nearest and was willing to work this tough job.


He knows how to run the equipment.  He puts the “hurtin’s” on all that over-growth!



‘It can be done and he can do it!’


We are not finished, but have put a good dent in this job.  And by the time it is completed, we will have measurable field re-opened for the livestock.  Grateful, and thankful are incompetent words for the work being done by this ‘hired hand!’ It is amazing what he can do both with machinery and in day’s work!



He got so far back in the overgrowth, it is hard to see him or the tractor!



Reclaimed land from awful over-growth.

By the end of the day, a whole pile of brush was pushed on a pile, burned and—GONE!


It did not take long for this brush to burn down.


By the end of the day, it was gone!


Next day, the cattle were rolling in the ashes!  Guess the ashes were not hot!

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