Not much new to report lately. I've just been enjoying my work. I've been rounding out my skills learning some advanced tree-felling techniques, fancy bore-cuts and all and have had the opportunity to set fire to hundreds of acres of the South. hehe Setting fire to a swamp is an interesting experience to say the least, running from your own fire while trying not to drown. Fun stuff.
I've also been saving up bits of interesting hardwoods for craft projects lately and come march when my chisels and spokeshave arrive I plan to be very busy indeed. Spring is almost here! Morel season is almost here! Making extra money in the heart of burn season overtime is almost here! Winter hasn't been bad at all. Being on my own has been pretty damned good really. But man! Am I ever ready for spring and all its busy richness and long day-light hours and campfires and fried mushrooms and sauteed mushrooms with shallots and heavy cream. And the smell of sassafras leaves green on the trees. And then lilacs and wisteria and all the scents of spring.
But it's snowing right now. And that's alright too. Just a few more weeks.