Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Heritage of the Land

Last week my grandson James helped me place grave markers on James Dewberry and Jane Graben Dewberry's graves.  They are my grandsons' great, great, great, great grandfather and grandmothers. James is a family name that goes way back.  They worked and took care of the land and now we get our turn in this  thing called time. 
James and his little sister Eden had a fun time learning about where they came from.  It was a rainy day but we got it done and had fun doing it. They have many other ancestors in this resting place. 

Nathan helped me with bush hogging roads and firelanes.  It takes several days to complete but it was good to have him helping me.  He is young and can do much more than I.

Taking care of the land.  Here engineers are laying out a stream crossing in our forest to help keep the water clean for the drinking water.  We hope to complete this project in the near future. I warned the workers to watch for our many rattlers on the property. 
This one got in the way while we were bush hogging.  We skinned it out and plan on adding its skin to our exhibits in the lodge.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Not Seen Very Often

Last week James was catching and observing cicadas.  He was letting this one crawl on him.  
There were several shells on the pine that they were observing.

Wow an eagle in the City Limits of Lineville!  We were traveling to our lodge a week ago when at a crossroads I saw something down one road that looked like an eagle on the ground.  I quickly turned around and turned into the other road when an eagle flew up from the road into a tree.  It was beautiful sitting in the pine tree.  A car came up behind us and it flew down the hollow away from the road.  This eagle was only a short distance from our property and what made it more special was watching a video on youtube just this day of a black bear not far from our property also.  That is how I came up with the title for this post.
You can go to youtube and search "black bear in Talladega National Forest" and see this video.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Trees and Flowers

I have add several pictures of wildflowers and trees to the Blog.  I have other information I am going add soon when time permits.