“Access is the most important part of management” I once read. It is true in the case of a pine covered hilly area in the north-west part of the farm. It has been almost impossible to access because of the tall pasture grasses, flowers and wild grape vines making walking difficult. We don’t have a lot of plans for the sandy area with a large number of young pine trees but Jonathan is hoping to plant a chestnut trees near the pines because they apparently thrive in the same conditions as pine trees grow in. So, I began pushing and dragging the trusty old lawn mower through that area and after three passes, had something of a passable trail.