Sunday, 11 June 2017

Snacking on the hedge

hawthorn hedge May 17 2

Our Farside allotment started the year with a hawthorn hedge about 5 metres high. This hedge is about 30 metres long and had not been maintained in decades. One of the big jobs of the year is to get it under control. We've been chopping it down to about 1.5 metres in height. We are now about half way. The branches are fed to the goats - they  love hawthorn. Once they have eaten the leaves, twigs and bark, the branches are chopped up for firewood. We now have a significant supply of fuel.

Photo above - the section that has been brought down to size. Below - what's left to be done.
hawthorn hedge May 17 1

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