Hedging your bets

Jim Webster

Well it’s done. Another hedge laid. Not a long one by any means but the amount of stuff that had to be cut out of it was phenomenal. In fact when the weather was freezing, I just went down the line of the hedge cutting out the stuff that I didn’t need or just wasn’t going to lay into the line of the dike whatever I did. I spent several days just doing that. One day was spent cutting out and cutting up a middling sized elderberry tree. The reason for doing this job when it’s freezing is that if you try laying stuff when it’s too cold, the branches just break off rather than split and go down.

Elderberry is a weed in hedges. Whilst I suppose livestock cannot in point of fact walk through the trunk, a hedge of elderberry might break the wind a bit but it…

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