Well, here is another project about to be scratched off the list. It's been on the list every weekend this year but it's been too wet. This isn't one we'll be doing personally, this one we're hiring out.
It's the spot behind the house, technically our 'backyard' at the farm. In fact, you can see the house, way over on the right side of the above picture. This area is just thorny brush, trash trees (hackberry for example) and a dead mesquite in the midst of all this.
Here is a closeup. Again just brush and vines, much of it covered in thorns and all of it getting really close to the house. I've tried to clear it, and have done quite a bit actually, but it's to the point where it now exceeds the ability of the tools and equipment we have, and perhaps even my actual physical ability.
Sometimes, you just have to know when to throw in the towel and hire the big guns so that the job gets done correctly. So as this posts, we'll be at the farm, overseeing the project. A bobcat, stump grinder, brush clearing machines and a wood chipper will all be involved. Should be exciting.
This will be a worthwhile investment in the property and besides changing the look of the yard, it will give us new space to plant or use for some as yet undecided project.
"After" photos coming later!