Wednesday, February 18, 2015

One Year Later

It is amazing how Mother Nature takes care of her own.  This picture was made on February 17th, one year ago.  I posted it and you can go back and read the story on a previous post (Miscellaneous Tab on Dewberry Lands page) but this morning, one day and one year later to the date, this is what the doe that had major injuries looks like now.  I did not know if she would survive last year due to her wound but she did.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Discover the Forest Website

Get into the forest!  This site is about management and multiple use of private forests but there are opportunities for everyone to get into the forest if you don't own your own forest.  The US Forestry Service has a website called Discover the that is great for sharing opportunities to enjoy the public forest.  Children are amazed at what they find beyond the electronic world.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Go to the "Wildlife Management" tab for more information.

Alabama Forestry Awards

Last Friday the Alabama Natural Resource Council held the Symposium and Awards Banquet in Prattville. There were some very good speakers and presentations given by various presenters.

Our guest speaker was Lt. Governor Kaye Ivy.  She is a forest landowner from South Alabama and gave a good talk about being one of us.
Our local Forestry Planning Committee, Clay County, was chosen as the Outstanding Committee for North Alabama.  The committee meets monthly and is used as an educational tool to promote forestry in our county.  We received a $1000 award to help us better promote stewardship forestry in our county.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Family Matters

Today, five generations on Dewberry Lands came to an end.  My GrandDaddy (Big Daddy) passed away early this morning.  It has been a sad day but it has also been a joyous day because of Jesus Christ.  I am so blessed and so undeserving but through GOD's blessings I now own the property where the old house was located that Big Daddy came to this earth, 95 years and 342 days ago.  
Much of his life was lived off the land. I was able to go as a young boy with him on one trip to sell furs in Cusseta that he had harvested.  He was a well known trapper in his day and one of his greatest accomplishments was an award he won from Sears Roebuck because of the quality of furs he sold.  He taught us about respecting GOD's creation and we are a better people because of him. He would rank up there with the Bartrams, Hawkins, Boones, Pinchots, Roosevelts, and Muirs.  He left a legacy that will live on forever!