Cap Sauers December 19
Some of the thickets of brush 'round here are nearly impassable. We knocked down one such area Saturday, clearing viburnum and honeysuckle with the help of two brush-cutters and one chainsaw. Cut a lot, burned a lot, ate peppermint Joe-Joes (a budding Palos holiday tradition?), and walked away anticipating the next round.
Black Partridge December 20
Starting 10-15 yards north of a previously cleared area, we worked our way back towards it. By 3 p.m. we had broken through, thanks largely to the efforts of new volunteer Craig, on the left side of the last photo below. Another in a string of productive days.