Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Lifetime Of Faceplants

We just had our annual FFA Forestry Contest at Sam Dale Lake in Wayne County, Illinois. Nine schools brought forty-five students, and a good time was had by all. This kid doesn't know it yet, but if he goes into forestry for a living he will be putting his face in the dirt on a regular basis. Here's why.

We're always looking up. Tree quality and vigor, stand dynamics, squirrels, birds, angels, hickory nuts. We walk while we look and we fall down. Most of the time the ground is soft. You become more careful when you wear tri-focals.

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