Ever wonder who maintains the 16 acres of pasture that belongs to the church? We are so fortunate to have Russell Mobley, who brings all the equipment from his home and tames the pasture, at least once a year, preferably twice. Russell cuts about 12-13 acres each time which is about 8-10 hours of work. Longer grass takes longer to cut and the front of the property is the most time consuming due to the terrain consisting of steep terraces and some ditches. The back area is easier as it is flat and has few obstacles save for the blackberry patch that he leaves alone
If the pasture were not maintained, “opportunistic scrub trees, briars, kudzu, privet, and other invasive nasty growth would take it over, making it very difficult to reclaim,” Russell says. Russell and Linda have about 14 wooded acres themselves and generally use the equipment to keep their dirt road maintained. We are so grateful to them and their service to the church. Let’s make sure we show our gratitude.
This year, Russell cut the pasture on June 16th.