According to the boys, pampas grass is delish. With the new fence giving them access, the boys were able to chew our once beautiful plants down to a nub. 

Yesterday, I asked Don if he would put up some wire to give the grass a chance to recover.  In the interest of helping Don turn a mundane task into something challenging and fun, the boys decided to help.

Here’s Ellsworth providing suggestions for how to begin the job.

And checking in on Don’s progress a few minutes later.

Bernard really wasn’t into how Don got the job done. He was more interested in tools and materials, and most specifically, what each tasted like.

The first weekend in March is generally set aside for cleaning out flower beds and welcoming back our perennials.

One of the things on our to-do list was cutting back the pampas grass.  The flower spikes are excellent for drying, so I propped them on Don’s tractor while I finished cleaning up.

When I turned back around, Ellsworth had decided there was a better use for the flower spikes. Oh well.  

Bernard and Ellsworth happily did their part in our spring cleaning efforts by working on weeds. Great job boys!

Farmgirl, see the yellow hay twine? You inspired me to make a temporary fence for the boys. For those familiar with the layout of our farm, it looks strange to see the boys in that “void” between the corral and the pasture. Carson, not to worry. They’re not out there without supervision. Promise.

We had a fence company out yesterday afternoon to give us an estimate on a pipe fence to connect the pasture and the corral. It will run the same path as the existing yellow twine. I’m really excited about this because it will give the boys the freedom to move between the corral and the pasture as they please.