A few months ago we couldn't walk through this pasture. There was a narrow trail down the fence lines and that was it. There was such a snarl of green briars that we couldn't even see from one fence line to the other and this is less than an acre! We still have a few places to trim out and there is a dead tree in picture #2 that we have to drag out, but I just had to show what a difference we have made.
Next week we will take the sheep out and I'll sow winter rye grass seed. It will take awhile to get good summer pasture established.
@Nyboy, we moved into the house February 14, 2015. We are so happy here. We love our life on our little farm! And yes, all the red tape problems and the whole horrible process, all the things that went wrong--were all so worth it!
@catjac1975 We did it with machetes. We chopped them off at the ground and dragged them out of the tree tops. The sheep ate the leaves off, then we rolled up the vines, stomped them and hauled them to the burn pile.
We started chopping and clearing the briars in this pasture, this spring.