Thoughts about sustainable agriculture and forestry from the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Walden Woods Project - Day 1
Yesterday, we took 46 sheep and 3 goats to a fuel reduction project at the Walden Woods subdivision in Granite Bay. Our client, Bella Fire Services, received a grant on behalf of the neighborhood to make the common area more fire safe. Our livestock are the last phase of the project - we're using the sheep and goats to remove grass, weeds and brush resprouts (mostly poison oak) on 7 acres.
After 36 hours, the animals will have completed the first acre of the project. The residents of Walden Woods seem to be happy with the early results. I'm not always as patient as I should be in explaining our management system, but the project seems to be going well so far. We'll keep adding updates as the project progresses!
Today's photos were taken by our daughter Emma - pretty good photos for a 6-year-old!