|A main springtime initiative at Better Farm this year is clearing the old farming grounds of the original homestead.|
It's amazing how much stuff is just lying around old barn foundations, in open fields, and buried under tangles of vines, trees, and brush. Here's just one pile of junk we found twisted up in the old barn foundation (mental note: This is already after a huge dumpster haul three years ago, and an intimidating barn clear-out the last two years):
The photo above is of the mess discovered after clearing this space out:
Here's the space just about finished up, save for a few remaining piles of dirt:
While one work crew was clearing out the foundation this morning, there was also some ATV activity clearing pathways through woods, removing old barbed wire, and lowering some brush:
Here's another pile of junked metal from decades ago:
Across the street next to the garden, we also got some repairs done on our rainwater catchment system. That set-up sustained some damage in heavy windstorms since last fall.
Stay tuned for more updates as we enhance the grounds for upcoming events and tours. To volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 482-2536.