Finally last week-end most of the snow had disappeared in the field and we could begin this year's willow harvest.
We managed to harvest about 20% of the rods. Monday and Tuesday I cut a bit more, finished bundeling the rods in the field. By Tuesday the field was dry enough for me to drive the lawn tractor with my little wagon behind to pick the budles up and take them home.
Then Wednesday morning I woke up to about 10 cm of snow!! And as if that was not enough, it continued on and off all day and by night we have double of that with some drifts as deep as 40 cm - as in the driveway :-)
The next week or so will be cold but sunny and I can only wait..........till it is all gone again - and hope........that I will have time enough to harvest all the willow before it starts growing again.
The bundles look very nice in the snow though and stacked behind the barn waiting to be sorted in bundles with different sizes.
coupe de l’osier
1 week ago