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Long Range Thinking

While planting Korean nut pines I began to think about the long term perspective our project requires. These trees might be productive in ten years. By then we’ll know if we should invest in more trees or mechanical shelling hardware. … Continue reading

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When You’re Just Too Tired to Care

I still can’t believe it, but we got the rest of the trees planted this past weekend and we were even able to leave early on Sunday so M could rest up before hitting the terrible grind that is his day … Continue reading

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

I don’t know why 200 didn’t sound like an unmanageable number of trees to get planted in two weekends. Right now it sounds downright ridiculous. We had just closed the deal on the property and the local Conservation Districts Native Plant … Continue reading

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Our Long Distance Relationship

2 1/2 hours each way is problem number one. Right now that means camping overnight and all the time in setting up and breaking it down too. We clearly need a trailer on the property to facilitate staying overnight. A … Continue reading

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