WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Didn’t get a chance to make it into the woods much lately. Instead, the recent snowfall found me shoveling snow & splitting some wood. As you might already know, splitting wood can be quite easier (sometimes) after wood fibers have frozen. The wood “wants”Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last night’s rain & today’s mild temperatures sure are taking care of any snow hidden here & there. Temperatures are relatively mild going forward into the 10-Day forecast too; almost resembling maple sugaring weather, especially if you’re lower in elevation near the larger valleys.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This morning found me thinking about rural odors; odors that I have to come to like (or always have). For instance, I happen to love the smell of manure; it reminds me that active agriculture is going on. This morning found me taking inContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Looks like winter temperatures are beginning to move into the Catskills this upcoming week. The high for Thursday – in the Central Catskills – is expected to be about 14˚F & a low of about 4˚F. Now is the time I’ll be searching forContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Stole some time for a couple hours Saturday evening & sat against an old stone wall waiting for a deer to show itself. Well, none showed up, but no matter. Waiting gave me some time to wonder how many hunters had hunted this littleContinue Reading