Pruning
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Any gardening will produce some excess vegetation from time to time. Gardening in the woods often necessitates a heavy hand with the pruning. When we generate a quantity too great for the brush pile we usually haul it up to the power line and use it as erosion control. There's a hard sand hillside that the power company's bushhogging and spraying has left exposed, the sand will wash down into the swamp that flows to our pond if we don't help.
Here's some of previous years' piles.
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After many trips that took almost as long to unload as they took to load we learned a trick.
First, lay a noose in the trailer:
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Then pile in the brush and close the noose:
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Goldie never passes up a chance to help:
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Position the trailer over the spot in which we want the pile and tie the end of the noose to a handy tree:
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And pull away. All in one smooth go, unless the driver is also the photographer.
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And we're ready for another load.
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