June 2023 Update
Fence completed, wood chipped, and rotational grazing began
June was a month of wrapping up ongoing projects. In the first few days I built and installed three fence gates, thus concluding the three month fence saga. Later that week I rented a wood chipper and chipped the trees that were cut down to make room for the wildflower meadow and branches that fell during the ice storm. I spread the chips on the front steps—which was the final major task for that project—and gave the hilltop trails a fresh layer of chips.
I rushed to complete all this work so that it would be ready in time for the Montanoso wildflower cookout and pool party. I’d like to have more events out here and turn Montanoso into a community hub, so get in touch if you are interested in hosting an event out here or would like an invite to the next gathering.
With the fence complete, we were finally able to start the Cabin Neighborhood Zero / Montanoso rotational grazing program. Jon helped set up a trough and then we brought the longhorn over to graze on Montanoso’s abundant grass. The longhorn will be here for at least a month. It’s great to see them exploring and wandering the property.
All the major projects wrapped up this month. Looking forward I’m going to focus more on coordination tools such as a token and land use map. This will make Montanoso more of a decentralized community project and use delegation to allow others to take ownership of projects.