Category Archives: Conservation & Environment

Visit and videos of Freeman

I took a bunch of videos at the Freeman place. The link is here. Link to the Freeman videos.

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Visit to Diamond Grove Forest

I have been caring for this land for fifteen years now. I made a series of videos at various places around Diamond Grove. The videos are self explanatory. This is the link to they YouTube.

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Forest visits May 2020

Chrissy came along to our socially isolated farms, so I have pictures that are not selfies to give perspective to my trees. Rocket stage First is a longleaf from the generation planted 2016, which means it is going into its … Continue reading

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Memories of longleaf

I think most old people worry about losing their mental capacity.  I know I do (BTW, I have long since given up on that physical capacity worry). I seem to have a good memory for things that happened decades ago, … Continue reading

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Kettle Moraine Camping

I still get the Story Worth Questions, even if I do not always write answers. This one asked me to describe my first camping trip. It is below. The first time I went camping was in when my HS friend … Continue reading

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Nothing urgent

I really did not have urgent work to do. I am kind of between projects. I planted all the seeds and trees I have. It will be useful for me to use my cutter to clean up brambles near my … Continue reading

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Funding conservation

Wonderful good news for our North American forests. The American Forest Foundation (AFF) & the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are partnering to facilitate better conservation practices on private land, and Amazon has signed up with a $10 million grant to help … Continue reading

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Forestry folk invented social distancing

Forestry folk invented social distancing, so it is easier for us to adapt to the steps needed to address the Covid-19 crisis. I am not an extrovert, but I miss the routine social interaction, having a beer with friends of … Continue reading

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Social distancing walk

Doing the social isolation walks in Virginia’s beautiful spring weather. I have never seen so many people out walking. Everyone keeps their distance, but we still feel friendly. Most people smile and wave, as we yield the path to one … Continue reading

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Forest legacy

Espen and I were down on the farms. I did some cutting around the new longleaf, but mostly I wanted to show the latest developments. He and his brother and sister have helped a lot, since they were little. Espen … Continue reading

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