Living fence progress

Recently, we tried a new experiment; a living fence. Okay, that sounds a little creepy.
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It's actually a cross between a fence and a hedge row made out of willow stakes cut from trees in the homestead. The test fence will form a perimeter around the orchard. I try to get more mileage out of the larger diameter stems by splitting them. We'll see if they can survive this process.

The hope is to create a livestock barrier that requires less maintenance, produces livestock browse, and looks cool!

In the photo, you can see the untreated stakes have buds on them that have started to open!