Breaking Into the Wall of Forest

tangle of dead fall and poison oak

tangle of dead fall and poison oak

When I moved up to Psi Keep the underbrush was so thick I could not see down the driveway. Below the orchard is was so overgrown with dead-fall and poison oak it took me three days just to chainsaw my way through the gate.

image of forest overgrowth

view of forest overgrowth

That first summer I slowly worked my way through a wall of vegetation a hundred feet long, fifty feet thick and thirty feet high. Lucky for me I am not allergic to poison oak. If there was some commercial use for it I would have had a cash crop. As I cleared out the underbrush I freed the young saplings. I rolled up bundles of poison oak and hauled them up the hill to pen where I kept my two goats. They ate the poison oak as fast as I could haul it. We were a team the goats and I! All summer I hauled and all summer they ate and began making more goats.

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Posted on February 17, 2013, in Caretaking the Forest, Psi Keep Center for the Arts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Several years ago, my husband and I owned 73 acres in interior Mendocino County and our days looked a lot like this minus the goats. The San Clemente goats are indeed beautiful. Very exotic looking! Are you planning on making goat cheese from their milk?

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  2. It looks like you have a great thing going here with your goats. They are wonderful animals. We love goats and I take my children to the Redwood Hill Goat Farm in Sebastopol each spring when they invite the public to visit and hold the baby kids.

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  3. What a great place that you have to play with. My thought of what you could do on some of this open space would be to create a stone labyrinth. It is great for working out problems and for meditation.

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