So now the back yard is juniper free! Today was more branch hauling to the monsterously huge brush pile in the back of the property, which the local quail have decided is peachy keen and are living in. Guess clearing away the pile will wait until after baby quail season...
trash lasagna plant by the back door is cleared except for it's stump,
the remaining cypress plants may stay if we can get them under control
and cleaned out. The cypresses got into the fun by yakking up another 6
foot metal fence post. The pointless tripping hazard of old bender
board half frost-heaved from the ground was removed.
even got the stump of the dead juniper pried out, thanks to a huge
freakin' rock and a spare chain link post we found in the yard. Thanks
Archimedes, yay for fulcrums/levers!
now trying to figure out where to logically put the fence to connect
the chicken run and back yard, and plan ahead for future projects like
the raised bed garden I want at the back of the property. I only want
to place fence ONCE. On the plus side, the two metal fence posts the
junipers & cypresses gifted us with can be resused for the new
fence. I spent yesterday repairing holes in the chain link from the
previous tenant's horses and moving cut branches, so my arms look like I
thrust them into a bag of angry pumas. Today's weird trash yield
included the cap for the chain link gate post, a screwdriver and a small
sledgehammer in pretty fair condition, also a huge chunk of concrete
that obviously held a 6x6 redwood post. This means either a gate or
hitching post, which means sooner or later the other shoe will drop and
we'll find a matching wad of concrete half-buried nearby. Next I expect
the junipers to cough up a prison shiv and try to shank me.