Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hazel Trellis

It's time again to put up the pole bean trellis, so I went into the woods and got a batch of long hazel sticks and started weaving them together:
We had guests who were very helpful holding one end and tying strings as we worked to build the thing:
 Jack is now in charge of guarding against field mice who come and eat the bean stalks... Jack, and the Bean    Stalks! ha! 

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Starting anti-fire prep

Well, we never really stop.  But, took a picture of today's raking below the yurt.  Every year I work to get a bit wider swath cleared....