|3130 Chuckwagon Rd, Luling, Texas, US
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Project: Campbell Family Farm
Posted by Jason Campbell over 9 years ago
When we purchased this raw plot of land in May 2013 there
was no border fencing on the perimeter of the property. Hunters and neighbors
frequently trespassed with four wheelers and large predators namely Coyotes
where free to run across the land.
I spent all fall and winter clearing the farm boundary lines and putting the fence up around the perimter of the farm.
All fencing posts were cut onsite from Texas Juniper/Mountain Cedar trees. This was
beneficial to us as it accomplished several purposes.
I pretty muched cleared and put the 11 acrea fence up all myself with a 14" cheap Poulan Chainsaw and a post hole digger.
1) Mountain Cedar trees are known water hogs. They steel water from other beneficial plants and can tap into the water table. Eliminating as many Mountain Cedars as we can will be beneficial for long term water conservation.
2) We want to minimize the amount of materials brought onto the farm from outside sources. Using native trees from on the farm eliminates expensive material and transportation costs of those materials. All we had to pay for was the fencing and fencing staples.
3) The remaining parts of the Mountain Cedar
trees not used for fencing will be fed into our wood chipper to make cedar
mulch for animal bedding. The Mountain Cedar contains a growth inhibitor so we don’t
want to use the mulch around other plants, but this Mountain Cedar does have a
natural bug repellant that makes it ideal for animal bedding mulch.
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