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Posted Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 2:09 PM


I've said before that I'm not a real political person.  I am not. 

What I do hate is complete Idiocy.  There is a lot of that, without doubt.  It's as though the "Powers That Be" weren't born with a lick of sense. 

This hit me while we were driving around looking at some of the logging being done.  I absolutely support logging.  I know a lot of people don't.  But these pictures are of the area that I live in during the summer, and it's very well done.  The loggers maintain the road, or pay to have it done.  There are masses of trees that are still growing, and logging some of them helps the new growth become stronger.

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As you can see, there are countless numbers of trees

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These logging roads are up pretty high, and I love going up where not many go.  And I love looking at large impressive machines

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It makes Jilly look pretty tiny

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The size of this grapple is pretty cool!

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The above pictures is a how it looks like on a well managed logging area.

Below is how it looks when the Government steps in and says we have to protect and not cut the "Poor wittle twees"  (baby talk sarcasm)

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I mean, how pretty is all this?  I don't know all their reasoning, but I know they have all kinds of jargon for the stupidity.  These were burned several years ago, and no one was ever allowed to go get the dead trees.  Many many people would have LOVED to go get them and use them to heat their homes in bad times.  Locals would have gone in and done it on their own time, with loving care for the land they call home, with NO charge to the government.  Many many could have benefitted from this.  BUT No one was allowed to.  Still.  Eventually, our government will have to go in and do something about it.  How much do you suppose that will cost?  Such a waste of such a great resource, but not only that.  We will pay for what the "Smart Ones" will decide needs to be done. 

Happy times

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I don't believe it is a plot or conspiracy or any other ridiculous notions like that, but I do believe if you don't live in an area, keep your mouth shut. 

I have another discussion coming, and I can't wait to hear thoughts on that one. 

We've been in the middle of a controversy, that has made me want to wring necks.  Of course, I'm sweet, so I don't.  Yet....

I sure welcome your thoughts on logging


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If we do not keep our forests maintained properly, the wildfires will. Man is not as "evil" as people like to think.

Our loggers are much more respectful of the trees than most people give them credit for.

Every time I go back to Idaho, I soak in the beauty of the mountains and the trees. There is nothing quite like it.

People in the cities cannot begin to imagine the wonders of forests, animals and plants that we are so blessed to have.

But you do need to be a good steward. When things get out of hand population wise, animals starve, trees burn and disease is rampant.

Thank you Jessie for the beautiful pictures. I have very fond thoughts of Cascade from my teen years.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 2:39 PM

Thanks Bonnie!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 2:43 PM

What beautful pictures..thank you for those. As for the government, just remember...you can have a herd of cattle.

a pod of whales.

a murder of crows. And, oddly enough,

a congress of baboons.

-- Posted by NonnyMouse on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 3:08 PM


-- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 3:18 PM

Wish we had more of those around Mountain Home; Trees that is.

-- Posted by Trouble2011 on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 3:25 PM

BEAUTIFULL.....I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID.....some years back after we had a big fire they let us cut were it had been.I dont remember them letting us do it since, I do know it helped a lot because people brought out what they needed,friends got together and went for the weekend etc. great country, love it i am jealous.....take care.

-- Posted by lamont on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 6:08 PM

Beautiful country!! We used to camp up there many years ago. I thought there wasn't anymore logging going on up in that area ?

It's always sad to see what's left of a forest after a fire has gone through it.

Thanks for sharing Jess

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 6:25 PM

I agree with your thoughts. I think what we may be seeing as far as STUPID regulations is a backlash against those large corporations that have proven not to be good stewards of the land. It has been in my limited experience that the small independent logging companies are very good stewards, sadly they pay the price for the actions of companies that only worship the almighty dollar.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Tue, Sep 6, 2011, at 7:59 PM

I'm so impressed with you all! You agree with me, and in my eyes, (which is only my eyes, cuz I'm no one special/smart/etc) You all have "common sense"

Yes, that area should have been cleaned up, and the wood could have helped sooo many people. But now, it's sat so long, the dead trees have rotted, and wouldn't really be good wood burning. Along with that, it's going to be a bit more dangerous for whoever does go in there, due to all those dead trees, just waiting for a domino affect.

I love it up here...a shame someone in D.C. tells folks 'round here 'how to do it', and they have no clue really about being caring stewards of the land.

Thanks so much for all your thoughts

Thanks hugely for not complaining that the loggers are destroying your land ...killing resources of the land, while you are sitting in a stick built house. The irony of that is worth a giggle at times.

Mike, how about tomorrow evening?


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 8:51 AM

I'd have to agree that local decisions are usually better for local people. The price of lumber has really gotten to a point where one can barely afford it anymore, especially hardwood. I have a relative who had some dead trees and a few that were near dead and needed to be taken out and used for lumber. Most of it hardwood, oak and hickory. An agent of a rather big company came by and said mark the trees and we will take them and not leave any problems. They came in and did a really good job, doing as they said. When it came time to pay they came by with a check and without looking at it they said it came to 22. Thinking $2200 hundred we thought what a great deal, no work, dead trees gone and woods cleared. When the check was looked at it said $22,000. What a nice surpise.

-- Posted by skeeter on Wed, Sep 7, 2011, at 4:18 PM

Skeeter, that is an awesome deal for your relatives, and in the bigger picture, a GREAT deal for our land!

The photos on the top of this blog are photos of a private property of the ranch I live/work on in the summer. So, kind of same deal as your relatives. It's being well done, by agreement of land owner and the logging company.

The pictures of later, are of a trip we took up higher, past Yellow Pine and (can't remember the names) That would be owned by BLM or whatever entity that is so wise.

I much prefer the way the private land is looking as opposed to how the land looks on the other. That land is devastated, and now basically dangerous to even be on. The trees are rotted, and could easily fall, hurting or killing whoever. I know that can happen anyway, but now it's more unpredictable, and simply a waste.


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Sep 8, 2011, at 8:29 AM

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