Our pasture is rhombus shaped, closed in on the fourth side by the barn. Three sides are hedges, trees and overgrown shrubs. In some places there are scraps of fence, or someone has tried some rudimentary hedge-laying, in other places it´s just weedy tree tangles, like the thickets of bay laurel.
westWith an eye to keeping chickens and dogs in, and to keep out some very nervy neighbors from loosing their hounds through our place on their way to hunt rabbits, we´ve been turning over the idea of enclosing with fencing. At the very minimum, we´ll need to shut off the driveway and alongside the house at the lane. But the property is impossible to really secure, and I´m not really interested in creating a puppy penitentiary anyway.
south, pretty closed
Anyone know of a source for small, bareroot hedging plants in Spain? Hazelnuts, crabapples, holly, willow, etc?
Otherwse, I´ve been out gathering leaves from around the lane. They´ll be calling me the ¨loca de las hojas¨. We fired up the wood cookstove for the first time over the weekend. Not bad, no heating bills from Easter to almost Thanksgiving. The fruits are soaking in brandy to make Christmas puddings next week.
And the autumn light is like no other.