WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Several years ago, while hiking in early fall, I snapped a photo of the sun hitting one of my favorite and familiar mountains. It stuck out to me & reminded me of that camping trip. Last September–while on my hiking trip again in theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Thanksgiving is over and that means the Christmas season is in full swing in my house. Each year we visit Bell’s Christmas Tree Farm near Accord, Ulster County. This year we chose a Douglas fir; Its form and appearance seemed just right. Normally IContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Don’t get me wrong. I’d like to kill a big buck like most hunters. But, at the end of the day, I’m a deer hunter and does are exciting enough for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any doe tags during Opening Day weekend ofContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Remnants of last year’s deer made into tanned leather.  I cut out the pieces using patterns and punch the holes and my wife does the sewing. I thought this pouch might come in handy while working up in the tree to hold small thingsContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Kind of difficult to tell, but this little flake is all that’s left, while hunting state-owned “wilderness” land a couple of weeks ago. Before NYS DEC took over, this area had once been privately-owned and someone’s farm. Besides a few foundations, rock walls, andContinue Reading