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Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: “What owns what, or who?”

Respect, not dominance, should define relationship between place and person

  • Nov 27, 2022

 

Christy Richardson of Turns Folds Woodturning and Quilting stands beside the unique tree made up of turned wood pieces at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

FOREST INK: Value-added wood producers at Williams Lake Medieval Market

High-end wood products showcased at local craft fair

  • Nov 26, 2022

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: How to get more women driving logging trucks

Logging truck drivers are in short supply

  • Nov 20, 2022

 

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Taking land out of direct food production?

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Nov 19, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Transitioning from warm to cold

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Nov 13, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Good news story about reforestation

Documentary explores reforestation project in New Zealand

  • Nov 12, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Reducing wood ash in landfills by enriching soil

We should be concerned about human-altered wood products

  • Nov 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Jim Hilton said his rationale for using potatoes as a test crop is that it allows him to test his trials in a year rather than waiting many years for a tree crop. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Deep loam soils will also be useful for forestry

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer

  • Oct 29, 2022
Jim Hilton said his rationale for using potatoes as a test crop is that it allows him to test his trials in a year rather than waiting many years for a tree crop. (Jim Hilton photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Spacing carrots and pine trees

In this week’s column Jim Hilton explores tree spacing

  • Oct 22, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Local food hub busy getting food to needy

Volunteers spend a beautiful afternoon gleaning near Soda Creek

  • Oct 15, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

ZIRNHELT: We have lived through the best of times…

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Observer

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton is the author of Forest Ink.

FOREST INK: How to pass on novel legacy forest practices

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer

  • Oct 10, 2022
Jim Hilton is the author of Forest Ink.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Will ranches become more and more for the rich and those with outside incomes?

My thoughts turn to the future of the cattle industry

  • Oct 2, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton is the author of Forest Ink.

FOREST INK: Comparing sunflowers to fir trees

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer

  • Oct 1, 2022
Jim Hilton is the author of Forest Ink.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Learning to deal with age

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Quesnel Observer

  • Sep 18, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Helicopters are still important for forestry work

Suddenly looking down thousands of feet to the river valley below is a moment to remember

  • Aug 20, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Sustainability of community and urban forests

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Aug 13, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)

FOREST INK: Drought results in bumper cone crop

Some tops were so loaded that they actually broke due to the extra weight

Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Pests or just another farmer?

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer each week

  • Jul 24, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: To hay or not to hay?

Haymaking business is nerve-wracking

  • Jul 23, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)