Tag Archives: Trees

Hunting Christmas

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Hope with Christmas Tree Hope and I went out hunting Christmas trees in the south field. They graze out there on pasture, getting plump and full figured, not at all a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree variety. Ours are healthy, free-ranged, … Continue reading

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Wackity Wackity Wood

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Splitting Circle Ben, shown above, Will and I have been splitting winter wood. With such a small heat efficient cottage we burn very little wood per winter so the task of getting wood in for the year is pretty minor … Continue reading

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Peak Foliage 2014

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Riddel Pond Peak Foliage 2014 The mountains are ablaze with color as we hit peak foliage season.

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Boston Strangler

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Tree Strangling Tree What happens when trees go bad…

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The Rubbing Tree

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The Rubbing Tree This tree is in one of the lower south field farrowing paddocks. As you can see it is a favored rubbing spot for the big sows who are farrowing and nursing down there. When cutting trees to … Continue reading

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Moon Between Trees

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Moon Between Trees As we were having the first bonfire cookout of the season the moon rose over the south field as seen here through the trees. The view might be a little confusing… Hints: I’m not using any special … Continue reading

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Firewood Borer

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Boring Wood(Click for big picture) This is a chunk of firewood from this year which I noticed had a wood borer tunnel in it. There are a number of types of beetles that tunnel through wood. Most of the three … Continue reading

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Sugar Mountain on Snow

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Sugar Mountain Frosted Sugar Mountain behind the line of maple trees that divide our north home field from our north field. One of my favorite view. Crystal clear on blue. Outdoors: 24°F/2°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 65°F/62°F Daily Spark: They say … Continue reading

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Death to Alien Invaders

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Threatened Giants A big concern we have here on Sugar Mountain is alien invaders. The Men In Black have been no help. Over the past years we’ve watched these nasties creep, slither, slide and fly closer and closer. They are … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cutting 2013

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Sow Investigated Our Christmas Tree Hunt We get our Christmas trees from small conifers growing in our pastures. These trees get lots of sunlight and have little competition so they grow very densely.

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