Leaving wood for wildlife

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to see it, does it make a mess? On a recent trip to my in-laws, I took a walk with my dog in their woodlot. It was a crisp fall day and the wind whistled through the open under-story. Most of the leaves had […]

Strawberries, and raspberries, and blackberries, OH MY!

Creating the best conditions for growing berries in your woods can be a part of the rest of your objectives for your woodland. Berry picking is a big part of our family’s tradition and we take an active role in creating optimal conditions for berry production.  It really isn’t anything special or difficult and fits […]

Stackology – The art and science of stacking firewood

It is not often that my trusty assistant (who shall remain nameless) and I get into arguments, but the stacking of split wood for drying is one place we constantly butt heads. He argues that the way they have always stacked wood has worked just fine, so why change. To which I counter that he […]

Splitting Wood for Firewood Safely and Efficiently

Splitting wood by hand with a maul is one of the few tasks I look forward to and undertake with a great deal of satisfaction. Whether you are an old hand at splitting wood or not, there are a few simple techniques worth sharing that will make your work safe and efficient. A good place […]