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Archive for January, 2013

The Strenuous Life

Posted on January 18th, 2013

For some time, I have been reading The Wilderness Warrier by Douglas Brinkley, which I find to be a wonderful story of Theodore Roosevelt’s work as an early activist in the conservation movement.  Although, I cannot seem to find adequate time to sit and read, this book has been a delight for me, especially on […]

A young owl seems snug in her roost at Old Man's Timber.

Barred Owls

Posted on January 14th, 2013

Last spring on March 25th, during a walk along the floodplain I came upon a dead tree.  As I approached the tree, an owl flew out.  I noticed  a few feathers around the base of the tree, so reached up as high as I could with my camera and took a blind photo of a […]


Posted on January 6th, 2013

January is a great time to be outside splitting wood for next season and beyond.  I really like to have all of my wood split, stacked and under cover because it burns so much cleaner and hotter.  Today was another nice day to be working outside, highs in the mid 20s with plenty of sunshine.  […]

Timber Stand Improvement

Posted on January 5th, 2013

I have been enjoying timber stand improvement in the woodland around our house for the past decade or longer, but now the real challenge — timber stand improvement at Old Man’s Timber!  Old Man’s Timber has been protected from grazing, farming and logging for many years.  However, in addition to being protected the timber must […]