There’s Vegas and then there’s the rest of Nevada. Acres and acres of sagebrush and sand sprawl across its boundaries with an occasional pond, lake, or river thrown in along with high mountains. With the early spring-like weather, weeds blossomed out like crazy and then instantly dried out. They foretold the chance of accidental fire and offered a hiding spot to rattlesnakes and other critters.
|Okay, here's the plan..|
It is a lot of work to fight weeds and overgrowth. When it needs done, I prefer to use green products that won’t harm the soil, pets and other animals, and family. What a delight it was this year to have the goats down the way volunteer to visit and chow down the weeds and overwhelming greenery fast turning to wheat-colored fire hazards.
|Hey, Ladies, over here! Follow me!|
|Wow, this is a lot of work! Let's take a break.|
|What a great job. Now it's time for me to complete the clean-up!|
I’m amazed at how neatly they cleared the area. They did an excellent job of dragging out limbs torn off trees by the 100+ MPH winds that frequent the area. Together, they chomped off the twigs and small branches. Now it is easier for me to cut the branches for firewood to combat winter’s coldest days (I’m amazed at how fast the year is flying by!). The land is cleared and protected against wildfires.
Are you in an area where defensive space is a part of fire protection? What kinds of four-legged neighbors drop by to visit?