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We think that somewhere under here, there is a clothesline pole. It’s so buried under honeysuckle and other vines that we’re not quite sure, but since there is another one within a reasonable distance, we suspect that’s what it is. It is taking forever to get all the vines cut down, though, to see what’s there.

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This is the front of the pole barn. This seems to be where a previous owner had piled all his brush. Also, many mulberry trees have grown up around the area.

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This is the pool area. Yeah, lots of work to be done here, but the first order of business is clearing out all the maple trees, walnut trees, and thistles.

That’s how we spent a good portion of Saturday — trimming bigger trees and cutting down small scraggly ones. Stephan said he thinks he saw a few larger trees on the edge of the woods that will need to come down entirely.

I foresee a bonfire in the near future!

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About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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  1. boy those maples will just grow ANYWHERE. We had one sprout in our geranium pot & after it got big enough we planted it in the yard – but we mow down the zillions of other ones that sprout in the yard 🙂

    I know this is hard work, but how very satisfying! I think you should have a family party where everyone brings their own hack saws, etc., & then after they cut everything you have a big potluck & bonfire. It’d be just like a barn raising, except not. Heh.

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