Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you find yourselves this year.
On a ranch there are some of us who are far from our families and I generally volunteer to do others’ chores for them so they can be with their families. This year my boss is the only one that has family far away and with what he has done for me, letting him go be with his family knowing that his work is going to be taken care of, I feel is better than any little trinket that I could buy him from any store. I should add that my boss is one of the biggest reasons that I am sober today, so out driving in the snow or mud gives me plenty of time to reflect on what he has already given me. Believe this for sure, I am plenty thankful!
Other than this site, I go on WoodBarter and The Forestry Forum and that’s about it. All three of these sites are about the same for me, a respectfully ran place to learn interesting things with a bunch of folks not trying to slander each other, cut one another’s throats or full up of all the swearing. I thank you all for that.
For the newcomers, ask the questions and get involved. I say this all through life. It may be the way you ask and the answer that you get that particular day that someone else understands, so not only are you helping yourself, but possibly helping others at the same time.
Now, I’m going to feed cows and break some ice. You all have a Merry Christmas.