The Orchard farm has a bit forest on it and during a previous ice storm some trees were knocked down. My brother-in-law went to clear the various trails of fallen trees when he noticed that some of them were serious hardwood; Black Walnut and Hickory. He recognized the value of the lumber and put some hard work into salvaging what was downed. A quick trip to a nearby mill and, voila!
|The "Back Hill" where Walnuts sometimes fall|
|What might have fed insects and worms can now make our world more purdy|
|Yes, it's THAT dark|
|Goatward bound Walnut|
|Goatward bound Hickory|
I plan to use the Walnut in a few key spots that can show of its color and grain. The Hickory might find use as a tiller extension and possibly the pointy end of the bow. It might also go to a different project altogether.
Much gratitude goes to brother-in-law Monte, who did the hard job of harvesting. He graciously donated what might have gone into his own woodworking projects (such as the gorgeous kitchen he is building).