December 14, 2009

Preparing the farm for the dead of winter

As you may know, I am a firm believer in protecting my hedges with a burlap covering during the cold of winter.  Winter can be very damaging to evergreen shrubs and I feel it essential to wrap them and keep them safe from the elements.  The burlap does a great job of keeping off heavy snow and ice, which is notorious for breaking branches.  But it also serves as a protective barrier against windburn.  In addition to all of this, a burlap covering will deter deer and other hungry critters.  On my farm, burlapping is always a big project and I feel that Shaun and his crew are doing a fine job.  Please enjoy these photos.