Those of you who came out to the first two Strawberry Sundays will appreciate that it can be windy here. This past Sunday (5/20), there was just a light breeze which made for a wonderful and warmer day. The wind picked up overnight and now, on Monday, it is very windy.
The chickens do not like the wind at all, and I was surprised to see them outside their houses. The trees give them significant protection from the worst of the wind.
There are seven lines of these Lombardy Poplar trees spaced through the farm, as well as one double line of hybrid poplars on the north end of the farm. We planted them seven years ago and now they are proving their worth.