This summer, as each year, local violin students will get a chance to enjoy the natural areas of the property between violin lessons. Some of these kids have grown up in surrounding cities, such as Cincinnati, and so to be able to explore the woods is a new experience for them. It is a great way to share the property with the community, and we look forward to having violin students around each summer.
Here’s an image detailing the current state of the trail system on the farm, as well as the possible locations of the future trails that will help connect the different sections.
The trails are a great way to use the natural wooded and fallow areas, and if we can successfully connect up the southwest corner of the property, we will be able to enjoy a part of the property that has been largely ignored for a while.
Sorry about the sea-sickness inducing camera angle, but here’s a video of some of the trails from March 2014
The southern fencerow has recently begun to get some much-needed assistance in the battle against the invasive Bush Honeysuckle. For those who aren’t familiar with the Bush Honeysuckle: it develops into colonies by spreading underground rhizomes, and can’t be killed by mere mortals. It is extremely invasive, and chokes out all other plants in the area.
After the fence row is cleared, we will install a basic wire fence with reflectors to mark the boundary line. Part of the cleared southern boundary line will link up with the trail system when completed.
Due to the polar vortex, we had a serious snowpocalypse on the farm. Here are some good shots of the snow.