Category Archives: Conservation & Environment

Forest visit on a perfect June day

2018 at this time at this link I feel much better now. I was feeling anxious, what with the covid-19, all the protests and the general political malaise. Then I recalled that I needed to separate the urgent (news, about … Continue reading

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Freeman in June

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. This is the time for the first big flush of wildflowers in Virginia. Many will bloom throughout the summer and some will come into season periodically … Continue reading

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Linden

I have been doing a lot of walking lately. Weather is nice and I have a lot of audio books. My book now is “The Open Society and its Enemies”, a classic of the philosopher of science Karl Popper. It … Continue reading

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Beer in the time of plague

Still not back to normal, but getting there. You have to wear a mask to get in, but once you are at the table, you can drink your beer in peace. Hard to drink with the mask. We are at … Continue reading

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Cutting among the longleaf

I had the option of staying home an watch TV of rioters robbing liquor stores, or do something useful on the farms. I spent the day on the farms, mostly cutting around longleaf on Brodnax, but also just enjoying the … Continue reading

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Spring walk

Wonderful spring day. I went for a long walk and listened to audio books, a good combination. I also got to observe changing nature and took some pictures. I have been thinking about lawns. We have too many “perfect” lawns … Continue reading

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Milwaukee ethnics

When you drive through the older parts of Milwaukee, you might notice the large number of churches or former churches. The reason is partly explained by this map, if you understand the underlying culture(s). Milwaukee, like many Midwestern cities, had … Continue reading

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Cutting around longleaf pine in Brodnax

Down on the farms cutting around the longleaf planted in 2016. They should soon be above the competition, but not yet. I would burn under them, but they are planted near loblolly that I cannot yet burn. So I cut. … Continue reading

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Brodnax in May 2020

Videos of Brodnax We burned on this place four separate times, clear cut 45 acres, thinned another 45 acres to 50 BA, planted longleaf and loblolly pine and are now managing part for oak regeneration.  It is probably our most … Continue reading

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Bottomland forest

no pictures Took part in this seminar on bottomland forests. I call it a success because I came away with two ideas I can use. First regards planting cherry bark oak. I didn’t even know what they were until today. … Continue reading

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