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Big Fire

It seems we men just can’t be content with just a small campfire.  Not enough heat, not enough light, not enough danger, whatever the reason, we like a big fire.  Recently at the 40 acre woods, I found myself a … Continue reading

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Persimmons

Nothing will make your mouth pucker more than an unripe persimmon.  All of your saliva just seems to solidify to a solid mass that can’t be spit out.  Even after the fruit looks golden yellow and ready to eat, you … Continue reading

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Lazy Dog

“Lazy dog” has been a term used to describe someone who does not pull their weight, someone that is not productive, or not doing the task they are responsible for.  I have often yelled at Catfish or Jon Boy, “get … Continue reading

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Wild Blueberries

July is the time to pick blueberries in the 40 acre woods. Wild blueberries love the acidic soil provided by pine needles and oak leaves. The bushes are 2 to 8 feet tall and generally grow in groups. I look … Continue reading

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Mouse Visitor

We had a great trip to the 40 acre woods last weekend.  We arrived around midnight and found we had a “guest” that had been hanging out in the cabin while we were away. Normally we are happy to have … Continue reading

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Wild Plums

Few trees are as beautiful as the wild plums blooming in early spring.  This picture was taken at the end of February in the 40 acre woods.  The white blooms cover the whole tree before the new leaves bud out. … Continue reading

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Loquats

Loquats are one of my favorite trees.  They can be found all over the south, generally used as a decorative tree due to its shiny green leaves that stay on all winter. In fact, the loquat produces fruit here in … Continue reading

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