WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Finished 1 of 2 deerskins into leather last week. This hide was from a doe down in the Wallkill Valley. Doeskins are normally thinner than buckskins. Making leather reveals in some part, the lives these deer lived. Scars from tick bites, barbed wire, andContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, I never seem to have luck with my planted serviceberries. Serviceberries–also known as Juneberry, shadblow, bilberry, or shadbush–seem to grow well in the Catskills, but just as they really begin to fruit, they “fall apart.” Before fully ripening, they often get a rustContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Had to go down to New Jersey for the day in search of a new mini-van for the family. Got bored at the dealership and took my hungry kids outside in search of something to eat. I thought I might find some volunteer mulberryContinue Reading