Spent a lot of time today moving out of the Tipi and setting up a campsite. The Tipi is being rented out during the summer events and Lara needs time to make it pretty.
I tried to get up to my plot site but didn't get much further than just over the road ditch. I'm going to need to build a considerable road before I can really access it. So I'm camping in the woods by the Abby instead.
In other news, I have received some mushroom field guides in the mail. Now I feel equipped to go mushroom hunting and be able to ID with confidence.
Sorry about that Kyle, I'm the first renter in this case... I just ordered (should get it Tuesday this week) an electric chainsaw and batteries/charger, and if you're interested we can knock out a couple of things at the same time-I can break in the chainsaw cutting down those trees in your way to clear a path up to your site. I think there's a woodland skip badge bit or two for that, and we can either peel them for use or buck and split them for firewood next year. I'm hoping to fell multiple trees this month, cut them to lengths for posts and beams, and give them some time to dry out before building with them next spring, and also hope to split at least a cord (preferably 2) of firewood, to also let it season in this case 15+ months. I have an axe, bow saw, and draw knife already. If that's of interest just let me know.
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
No trouble Mark, I knew I'd have to pack up eventually.
I was talking with Paul about making a road up there and he wants to have it come from the opposite direction. Starting from the south by Ant Village and take a longer climb up the hillside. There are plenty of trees to fell in that direction too. From a bird's eye view it looks like there is an old road/path over in that direction, I'm going to check it out today.
We get our firewood from off site. The national forest around us has unending amounts of dead standing and fire killed trees. We save all our live trees on the property for building. The wood we harvest is usually drier even if it is a bit punky.
It is great you are coming ready to make some lumber. See you next week.
Hi Cindy. I'm new to mushroom identification so I chose region focused guides which were also highly recommended. Just leafing through these three has me reeling with all the info and excited for a good rain to trigger a flush of fungus.
I also found some mobile mushroom apps. Book of Mushrooms, Shroomify, and Mushrooms app. They are pretty limited in number of species but they have bunches of pictures for the species that are there.
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