WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’ve showed this timeline before, but here’s a 2023 update on the growth of my pear tree & my oldest daughter–Metta Mae. It’s fun to watch them both grow.  May the Forest Be with You,   Ryan Trapani Director of Forest Services Catskill ForestContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The stream conditions were just right & I had the time to take the rod for a walk in the woods. Got lucky & landed these 3 brown trout beauties. The one was just about 12 inches! To me, trout fishing is just anContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It’s fun to compare & contrast the growth of trees & kids throughout the years. My youngest daughter–Magnolia–seems to be growing more than the tree since 2021. However, the tree did produce some beautiful flowers this April in ’23. My middle-daughter–Maple–wanted her photo tooContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Maybe you’ve heard the saying before about apple tree pruning and cats. The old timers would often state, “An apple tree wasn’t pruned enough until you could throw a cat through it.” After we finished pruning a member’s apple tree, the neighbor’s cat decidedContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This hide was hemlock tanned from a deer I got 2 years ago. I cut out the patterns and punched the holes for my wife to sew into a fanny pack. I have to say, she did more work on this project than IContinue Reading