Firewood cutting is hard work, but I love it

July 20, 2022 // 0 Comments

I’m not afraid of a little hard work. In fact, I enjoy it. It gets me moving, keeps me somewhat in shape, and most hard-work tasks come with the reward of being able to [...]

I wish I could just become a lumberjack

October 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

A few years ago, my wife and I decided to start gathering our own firewood, instead of buying it. After that first year of cutting my own wood, I think the people who sell [...]

Much of the Medicine Bow is closed due to fire

September 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

The fire that started in the Savage Run Wilderness and which has now spread south to Platte River Wilderness and east past Lake Owen and almost to the eastern boundary of the [...]

I think I could be a lumberjack

October 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Last week I told you my wife and I decided to go gather our own firewood this year, instead of buying it. I also said I didn’t think the people who sell that firewood [...]

Christmas season starts with cutting a tree

December 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

I wasn’t sure if our tradition of going out into the woods to cut our own Christmas tree would survive the kids’ teen years, because you can’t take an Xbox on a hike in [...]

It’s time to take a hike

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Go take a hike. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I just mean you really ought to take advantage of the change in weather. We still have to watch out for the occasional [...]

Beat the heat this summer … in the woods

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

I can’t stand heat. I’d rather be cold than hot. Part of it is just how I’m wired. I just don’t do well when I’m overheated. If I’m doing any kind of exercise, I [...]
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