Hey BillS. you are on a need’s to be pursued vein-of-approch with your man’s-power versus Ma’Natures true power.
Not that we have no power. Just very, very limited . . . in comparison. 200 years of self important delusions of our “power” tapping into first hundreds/thousands of years of soils and forests built up reserves of energys/powers. Then tapping into hundreds of thousands/millions of years of enrgys/power reserves in fossil coal and oils getting used up in mere hundreds of years.
We once knew to annually produce/power/energy use and husband wisely. "Going with the flows"
Wind sail transport. Know the tides and energy flows. Man-oared estuary’s, and lakes fishing.
The wisdom’s and ethics are still there in the song-stories and nursery rhymes. “Don’t kill the goose laying the golden eggs!” meaning do not over harvest the honey bees hives; the tree saps/pitch’es/barks if you expect there to be a “harvest” the following on year/s.
NOT saying this is your this years low harvest problem. Donno’. Maybe just the over wintering conditions? Maybe.
Modern day to put appreciation back into man-power versus Natures bicycling for all daily transportation is one way to do it.
Work sweat in a full garden by hand with NO GASOLINE enslaving is another.
So your lower harvest yield this year should just make All much more appreciative of this particular Ma’ Natures gift of life.
Use now this year gleaming very wisely and sparingly.
See how she is? Always teaching. Gently; if you appreciatively listen. Hard booting if you ignore her.
tree-farmer Steve unruh