Gorilla gardening here has history. Some might say even tradition. In fact, in a frontier way, it is how most people originally acquired their land. 'Nuff said.
The cheapest laziest way to clear land is to use herbicide. Herbicide kills frogs, snakes, fish, insect life and as a result damages the entire ecosystem as well as making the river water unusable for human beings. It is used often here but it is illegal to do so around water.
So today, instead of going to the spa, riding my horse or eating cake, I have spent my birthday visiting no less than three government offices filling in forms and writing notes and have had four officials come down to the farm to take photographs of sick looking yellow grass and murky water down by the river side. Lets hope one or all of them can resolve this situation.
Actually, nothing I would rather do. Feels great to be making some progress at long last on this issue.