WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? What it “all boils down to” after harvesting 3 does this deer season is 3 containers of rendered fat. Spent about 4 hours last week rendering deer fat. Rendering removes water–and other undesirable components–from raw fat, so that it will be cleaner, more stableContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Recently at CFA we have been “releasing” or cutting around this tree–shagbark hickory–a lot. Many of the trees cut are red and sugar maple trees. Shagbark hickory apparently not only gives edible hickory nuts for wildlife but also its “shaggy” bark is important forContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I was up in a tree near Cragsmoor, Ulster County and it was blowing snow. I thought after that, my body would begin acclimating to wintry weather. However, my wife convinced me to bring the kids to Florida to my in-laws andContinue Reading