It’s that time of year.
Plenty of dead oaks to cut up for firewood.
That’s good, but also troubling: too many dead trees due to spells of drought and heat.
Anybody else had to get one of these?
Thanks to Adel Tire for the fix, including a new inner tube.
Back in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, my father and grandfather paid off the mortgage on the farm through income from turpentine. This is a catface, where the bark was scraped off a pine tree so its sap would ooze out, to be caught in a metal cup nailed below on the tree.
The rest of the tree long ago was logged.
Behind the pine tree stump and the adjoining oak tree, you can see a beaver pond. Continue reading
Here’s why we should have burned this patch last year, but unfortunately weather didn’t cooperate.
If we didn’t burn, eventually what we’d get would be an uncontrolled wildfire with much worse flareups than that.
Somebody always complains about burning woods. Let the Longleaf Alliance explain the benefits of fire in a southern pine forest.
It started easy this year. Continue reading
John Quarterman on the Withlachoochee
Monday, July 9th, 2012
The water organization has since been incorporated as the Georgia non-profit WWALS Watershed Coalition:
WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
PS: They also recorded another podcast which starts out on what may sound like a completely different topic, but which is actually quite related.