Sunday, March 4, 2012

Back To The Fen!!!!!

NO,,, NO,,, this is not the sequel to the sequel of that movie about the future. Most of you remember the Mutton Hunk Fen project i have been working on. Well there really hasn't been a lot to post about. Since november we have been mowing the last 100 acres that we will plant. Then there was subsoiling and rough discing, finish discing and hole drilling.

As of last week this is what the Fen is looking like (below). Nice neat mounded rows every 25 feet with a nice hole drilled every 35 ft.

And then this past week the rains came. Imagine all that nice turned up dirt mixed with almost 3 inches of rain ......

Well on the bright side, in January we got our new 75hp tractor with the 7 ft bush hog. Unfortunately it was NOT GREEN..... BUT it did make the cutting go a lot faster.

Tuesday we will be getting a delivery of over 4000 shrubs that will get planted in those nice holes out in the muddy field. With any luck we will also have 35-40 volunteers to help with this. Of course this all depends on the weather. Tomorrow the crew (See below) will be getting the final equipment preps done like putting buckets back on tractors, auger attachments on the Bobcat, and trailers ready for transporting shrubs to the field.
Unless it snows!!!!! Yes, our prediction for tonight and tomorrow morning is SNOW!!!!!

Michael and Richard (the rest of the crew)
SOOOO Campers, check back for "More Fun on the Fen" (depending on how tired i am).


possum said...

Ah, what fun!
We had snow/ice/rain last night. Waiting for a little more, so it might be a good day to not play in the mud!

OldBikeRider said...

What are you planting? You are right about that tractor, it is blue.

Anvilcloud said...

Friends of the fens.

Montanagirl said...

Wow - what an undertaking!

Daisy said...

Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you. Hope the weather cooperates for you.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I'm a sucker for the green tractors! Sounds like a huge project!

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