April 3, 2013 – Willow Revenge!

Many of you may remember that last year when I was cutting down the willows, the chain saw took a slice out of my leg (allowing me to recover and watch the first weekend of the NCAA BB games without guilt).

No such luck this year.  After donning the chaps and steel-toes, I was able to cut down all the willows.  This is a shot after the fact as we are collecting them all for the burn pile. I’m keeping them coppiced for ornamental and forage purposes.

2 thoughts on “April 3, 2013 – Willow Revenge!

  1. Had never heard of coppicing. Very interesting. thank you. I am a blacksmith and am sure much of the charcoal used in forges in Europe and perhaps colonial America was produced by this method. A good many smiths around the world still use charcoal exclusively.

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