Small trees & bushes growing up in the contour lines!
My folks bought the farm in 1965, Dad had the fields laid out with terrace contour lines, but instead of having terraces built, we plowed toward the lines each year, eventually making terraces. These all have Brome grass growing on them now & hold the soil in place very well. Sprouts , especially Honey Locust tend to start in the unworked ground & need to be killed out to keep them from taking over!
Trip to the farm this morning. Sprayed another 15 gallon tank of brush killer, then used the heavy trimmer with plastic blade head to cut the grass & weeds off the south pond dam face. Pond is 4' low, so more weeds than usual below the normal "full" water line!
Got some brush moved & quite a bit of mowing done this morning. Started clearing some timber pasture of bushes & sprouts before they got too big. Haven't been in this patch in years so I'm running the 790 in low gear with the bucket next to the ground, that way, if I hit a stump with the bucket, the tractor just spins! More to do, maybe later in the week.
I was trying to cut a small Honey Locust with the Piranha toothbar when the left curl cylinder quit, thought I'd blown a seal. When I got home to unload I noticed one quick coupler was unhooked. WHEW!!!