Thursday, September 9, 2021

Simply Southern TV Show




We were recently featured on the TV show Simply Southern.  It was broadcasted on local TV and on RFDTV network. Below is the link to the show.

Simply Southern


Bald Eagle

 


We were our with our youngest grandson a few weeks ago exploring our property and we found the feather of a Bald Eagle.  This was such a special find, and we had to explaining to him why we had to leave it on the ground.  He had questions but understood what this bird meant to us as Americans.  We had seen an eagle near this area before but never dreamed of seeing a feather shed by the eagle.

A feather from a beautiful, majestic, free flying bird! 

This was the tree we found the feather under.  We knew the eagle had been up in this tree after he had been hunting fish near the watershed lake near by.  The eagle probably enjoyed his meal in this tree.
We left the feather under the tree.  You might ask "why"?  It is illegal to have in your possession any part of eagle.  Only Native Americans can have in their possession a feather and they are required to get a special permit from the US Government. $100,000 and a year in jail is the penalty for having an eagle feather.  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Timber prices/Lumber prices


The link is an article about why timber prices and lumber prices don't match:  https://wallstreetjournal-ny-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=4561554fa

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Trees Grow and So Do Grands

Trees grow and so do Grandchildren.  These five know their spot on our property and can tell you all about it.  The forest grows and they get to be a part of it!
"Make them a part of it and it will always be a part of them!"
Native Longleaf Pine on our property with a good seed crop this year.

2014-2020
James

Selah

Mattie

Eden

Eli



 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Road Access


We have been spending much of our time on cutting roads throughout the property.  It really improves the aesthetics of the property.

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Good Forest Management

Below you can see two pictures of what is left from a thinning operation of a loblolly pine stand that was thinned in April 2020.  This is what it looks like when you have a logger that takes pride in his work.  There are no slash piles, it was all reintroduced to the tract to add mulch to control erosion and build up the soil on the property with the organic matter left from the harvest.
This site will be burned with a prescribed fire in the future and this will keep the park like appearance and help provide better habitat for wildlife.