OK, I'll reply to my own post. Today I harvested and cleaned TeePee Poles of BLM property. Lomakatsi Restoration Project goal is to thin this forest to improve forest health and selectively cut to restore balance in the forest.
A problem that occurs with pole peeling is that they move around and it is difficult to hold them in place while using the draw knife. Amazingly a couple tripods tied together as you would a teepee holds the poles in place as the bark is removed.
not sure it's on topic - but we've been peeling tipi poles too! Knocking the little knots off with a hatchet and peeling the bark with a drawknife. We have a 20 foot tipi. The folks that sold it to us are coming by on saturday and we're putting it up!
speaking of feather mill...the morgan farm where i get my dairy doo is now recycling feathers into soil amendments, as well as worm castings, all kinds of other natural things as well and they are certifying that everything they sell now is completely organic and that no bioengineerd items or hormones are used in the beef or horses the manure comes from..etc..
i'm really getting more blessed every time i hear more about what this place is doing..taking waste materials ..real waste not made up waste like the pulp people do..and using it to replenish our earth..sure they charge..but i'll support them..they are trying to do the right thing where not many people are..around here...anyway.
Bloom where you are planted.