Wednesday, June 15, 2011


The 1.5 inches of rain we got last week helped this field.  We will make some corn here if we can get another rain our two.  A quarter of a mile away down at the Kudzu patch it only rained a half inch. That corn looks bad.  I don't know if we will make any white field corn this year.  It makes me wonder if I should plant everything in grass and buy corn to feed  the animals?
The deer are enjoying the Kudzu.  This picture just doesn't do this justice.  They have completely devoured this spot as well as many others around this cornfield.  There is not many kudzu leaves left here, just vines.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Visitors from Haiti

Yesterday Felicia and I had visitors to our property from Haiti.  There were two young men that we had met through SIFAT that had forestry backgrounds and were interested in what Southern Forest Management was all about.
They enjoyed looking at our longleaf pines and how we get them started as far as site prep and prescribed fire to control competition.  They said that most of the wood in their country was made into charcoal.  They talked about how they made it.
They looked at Yellow-root that I pulled up to show them.  They had talked about plants in Haiti that were used for medicines and I told them of some of the uses of this plant.  One of these young men has a degree in biodiversity and the other a degree in agroforestry.  They were impressed at how we manage our forest to keep the water clean.
They had fun, made lots of pictures to take back to Haiti.  They said it is hotter here than in Haiti, it was a hot day, about 100 degrees.