The electric company was back again on Monday.
The supervisor double checked what was done last week, and he sent them to cut down some trees that I had requested removed.
These trees were tall, and leaning towards the powerline, a problem waiting to happen, and they were within the 10 feet that is not safe for the home owner to cut. Electric lines are not covered at all, so even a branch touching them can be dangerous. I protested, that they sprayed, non-dangerous items, and left trees that were likely to take out the power lines. So, they are no longer endangering the power.
I do have a yard ful of branches, and leaves, but that is no problem for me, I dragged several to the goats, and they had a feast. Goats will even eat them after they dry, so they aren't wasted at all.
My goat pen is beginning to look like a brush pile though, so soon, I will have to get in there and cut it up, and get rid of it, a friend was going to sell their chipper to me, soon as they check it over. So, that will become mulch for the paths of my garden.
Those trees, will be goat food, firewood and then mulch from the small stuff, and manure from the goats recycling efforts. So, not really lost from the land. The wood ashes will also be returned to balance the acid oak. Did I mention that I am also getting 3-4 quarts of milk daily from the one goat who has kidded already? Her baby is only a week old. So the oak is also adding to the milk. I think that is full cycle, and not wasteful like herbicides!
Talk to your plants.... If your plants talk to you... Run!