Picture of the week at Adams

The pictures show the orchard at Adams National Historical Park completely mowed and raked into piles. Sorry that there isn’t a before and after picture to show you all. Soon, Bruce and I will use a pitchfork to put all the piles and store them to make a haystack. You can find any other haystack right outside the orchard by the greenhouse. This was a little mini-project that I worked on to focus on my main independent project that I will start soon. This took me at least half a week to finish; but there is still some more work to do in that field. I was able to use a haymower which was able to cut the hay down so it would be easier to walk through and better to see through the orchard. Within two days, me and Bruce were able to finish mowing the hayfield. Another process we used for this “project” was using a rightstand mower to move the unwanted hay into piles. For those who don’t know what a rightstand mower is, it’s a mower that you can stand on; hence the name. We were able to attach a type of railing that would be able to move each section of hay into individual piles. It was a little trouble using the mower on the hill because it felt like I was going to fall off the edge. When that was done, we also weed whacked the trees for any remaining hay that was untouched. Sometimes when I’m bored of working in the garden, I might use the weed whacker or rake up some hay that is still left out in the field. Even though it’s hot outside, I try to do my best and stay hydrated in the process. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but most types of photos don’t require that much when the work is still unfinished. I know the work will be finished when I get back from the ROVA trip; but when I come back, I will help my co-worker bruce out in finishing the work and to my independent project.



3 responses to “Picture of the week at Adams

  1. Liam, outstanding work! Mowing and raking of the orchard is critical for successful landscape preservation at Adams National Historical Park. Your work is helping to sustain historic qualities of the landscape that have been there for over two hundred years…great job!


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