For a long time I have been wanting to make a path through the ten acres of woods at Tiny House Ontario. Nothing drastic, just a two foot wide clearing around the high land so that we can walk through without being mauled by the prickly ash we have on this land. After all these years my cousin Kenny (who often helps me with the land here) came up with a brilliant solution. Now, I am not suggesting that you do this. Kenny is an expert woodsman with thirty years of experience in handling tools and therefore, knows what he can and cannot do to be safe, and was cautious with this tool of his. He attached a circular saw blade to his large, long, gas powered edger and in 45 minutes he made a path all around the place. He did not cut anything that was bigger than a finger width around, just prickly ash and a few random seedings. Now you can walk the upper five acres without a bit of pause!
I tied markers along the path so that we can find the way and keep it up.
I thought you all might like to see what this looks like in the forest now. We can wander the entire round of the land pretty quickly now, but who would want to. Wandering is best done slow and mindfully so you can see the woodpeckers, owls and salamanders.
Don’t you agree?