Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Little Bit of Everything

This week has had a little bit of everything in it.
The week started off with a major hike on Dewberry Lands with a local historian, Mike Pettus, who is writing a book about the railroad that once ran through our property over 100 years ago.  We had a good walk, talking about the old railroad and forest management on his personal property, especially managing the original longleaf pines that are left there.  The picture above is where the longest trestle on the railroad was located.  The old picture I posted earlier (February 28, 2011) of the train was made at this location in about 1905.

The next day I had a different kind of hike.  I repainted the boundary lines around our Pine Grove property.  It was a beautiful February day to be in the woods by yourself with no one to talk to but GOD.

The week is ending with an advocacy workshop in Auburn and a symposium on forestry and wildlife.  I have a jaw bone from a deer we took this year that we need to see what age this deer was because of the way the rack had grown.  I am going to have a biologist age it.

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