I've been waiting for a nice warm day to get the orchard dragged, and today it was nearly 55' and really windy, so that worked. T charged the battery on the lawn tractor and we hooked up the "drag" - it's an old, heavy, spring bedframe, This one was taking up space in the (newly cleaned out!) chicken house, and was destined for the recycling pile, but re-purposed and chained to the back of the tractor, it works a treat.
The ponies were initially interested, but went back to snoozing pretty quick. Farm equipment - no matter how oddly shaped - is old hat.
We traded off driving; whoever wasn't circling cleaned up more little trees under the pecan tree. I couldn't let T have all the fun! Between us, we got all of the trees small enough to trim off with the pruning shears, leaving only a handful that will need cutting off with the chainsaw. And the pasture looks MUCH better.
All the divots are smoothed down, the piles are broken up, and if it rains tonight like it's supposed to that would be even better. Next on the agenda is grass seed.
We also filled up the big pickup with a load for the dump, and the Ranger with a(nother) load of metal for the recycle yard. The former we pay to take, the later they pay us to bring. So far we're not coming out ahead, unfortunately. Among the metal that didn't get loaded is this old mail box.
JAN 22 1903