Dogs and I went for a walk around the farm and made a video about it. I was looking for oak trees that may have blown over during a recent storm. The roots of oak trees run close to the top of the soil. When the soil becomes saturated, and then we get some high winds, there is a chance an oak tree will uproot an fall over.
Once we find a tree that has blown over, it is just a matter of cutting the tree up and splitting it for firewood. Unfortunately, we did not find any blown over trees this trip.
Pine trees on the other hand, they have a deep tap root that is supposed to be around half as deep as the tree is tall. Because of the tap root, pine trees rarely blow over. If the winds get high enough, a pine tree is more likely to snap in half than blow over.
Nature Conservation Area
Part of what we looked at is a nature conservation area. The nature conservation area would be home for various wildlife, such as deer, squirrels and rabbits. There is a creek running nearby, so wildlife would have everything they need. This area is only going to be a few acres. Awhile back I did a video about a cabin and turning it into a bug out location. The cabin is in the middle of the conservation area.
The video preview image Bubba looks skinny. I assure everyone the puppy gets plenty to eat. All of my dogs lead an active lifestyle. How many dogs get to chase a deer for fun like in the video?
Except for the coonhound mix, all of my dogs are lean because they get plenty of exercise chasing wildlife and exploring.
At 50 years old I will probably not see the wildlife conservation area in its full glory, but maybe my grandkids will. Who knows, maybe my kids will take the grandkids hunting in the area?
While we were walking, the dogs saw a whitetail deer and took off after it. It is wonderful to be able to provide homes for these dogs. They are able to live a dogs live, free and plenty of room to roam.