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wood firing/ gathering fuel (reposted)

updated sun 30 apr 06


Gary Navarre on sat 29 apr 06

Hay Crew,

Took a ride over to see what Pete was up to and found him sorting through
the fallen down barn wood. I guess he has found some boards and beams that
are not too badly rotted. If he takes a board, props the ends up, and
bounces on them and they don't break they don't get burnt. After visiting
Peter I wondered how much slash was left from the loggers his brother had
thin out of his land below the farm. Since the processor had been there
the road is way more drivable in the van and I did some exploring. Whuh!
what a gold mine of all different kinds of wood. Lots of Balsam, Red Pine,
Tamarack and more under 5" in diameter. Lots of big stuff too. I found a
big Red Pine that had broken limbs from an early heavy snow and went on a
shooting spree cutting for about an hour. This is how I get free wood. (I
went back the next day and found a different top to work on from the

While I was down there I took a look at Pine Creek, a designated trout
stream, and started a fishing album. This is where old man Gordy Wills
would catch his limit in the morning and again in the afternoon. The DNR
stocks it and Peter says there isn't much natural reproduction anymore
because the headwater is the sludge pit from the old Hanna Mind and the
water stays too warm. Still there might be some decent fish in there and
this weekend is opening day. Even though they use worms on a French
spinner around here I could try some flys I made, probable a #14 Gold
Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph. Sure is a pretty little stream.

I figured out something the other day at Wal-Mart. "Efficiency is not
contagious." Stay in there!

G in Da UP
Navarre Pottery
Navarre Enterprises
Norway, Michigan, USA