WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Found this sprouted acorn hidden beneath the leaves the other day just after seeing a large red oak fallen over. It’s no secret that if you read our stuff or listen to our “From the Forest” radio show that we’re losing our oak trees.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I just finished this excellent book, written in the 1950s by Anthropologist Omer Stewart. I have to admit that it was both enlightening and depressing. It was enlightening in that Stewart shines a light on how significant Native American fires were on the growthContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Came across this monster red oak near a trail in Sundown Wild Forest. Check out those trunk flares near the base. Notice the double-leader on this behemoth. This was probably a stump-sprout from a cut tree back in the mid to late 1800s, perhapsContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been working on a leather laptop case for my wife’s computer. The leather was from a doe taken in 2022 and tanned using hemlock bark. Just glad to see it used for something. My wife sure is getting good at that sewing too; LotsContinue Reading