Thursday, March 12, 2009

My new picnic area

It was really nice and warm here last week. Last 2 days not so warm. I took advantage of those warm days and worked outside to clean up in the woods behind our house. We've had a house here for 33 years and my husband owed the property 3 years before that. We are just know deciding to clean up the woods. We thought it would be better to do this before every thing blooms out. Funny thing about briars, they never die out. We have a lot of blackberry vines and huge grape vines. Some have been on these trees for years and have nearly killed some of them. One day I worked down there by myself for 3 hours. The time just flew by and I enjoyed it so much.
If you've never lived out in rural areas you may not realize folks used to throw trash in the woods. There wasn 't any land fills or trash pick up. Later in the years folks covered up the trash piles with dirt. Folks definately used these woods for trash. I found old bottles, cans, tires, parts to a bed, tin from a roof, bumper from a car. You can see in one of the pictures some of the tin. I've used 5 big trash bags so far.
We plan on doing more this weekend. There is a level spot at the bottom of the hill and we want to make it a picnic area.


CrazyBunnyLady said...

That looks like a nice place.

lera said...

That's a lot of hard work, but it will be so nice out there.

I bet you have found some pretty interesting things out there.