Use of the Forest

Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):

Saturday, September 23, 1989


6 hrs. work. Picking up trash along the road; cleaning branches fallen with last night's heavy winds; digging hole + erecting new mailbox; digging more holes for dog kennel.
Great-horned owl, mobbed by crows, flying across the lake.

Thursday, September 21, 1989


Bob S. left note. Says he has the snow removal contract -- + wants to hunt coons late at night!

Wednesday, September 20, 1989

20 Sept

Who's Mac + what are his cottonwoods? [Printed on a business card:]
I was by with another alum
to check out the forest +
look at my cottonwood
cuttings across the lake.
                Mac Smith
Hummingbird still around on Salvia.
Great Blue still roosting in willow along lake.
Screech owl calling after dusk.
Strange car drove in after midnight, turned around + left? Who? Why? I was in bed.

Sunday, September 17, 1989

17 Sept.

2 hr. patching ceiling in loft
3 hr. mowing, raking, cleaning up fire ring.
Put flyers on a number of cars & will continue to do so.

Saturday, September 16, 1989

16 Sept.

2 hr. collecting fence posts, post-hole digger, auger, signs & mailbox from Newcomb Tract.

Friday, September 15, 1989

15 Sept.

30 mins. Prepared small flyers [indicating no parking in front of Saginaw Forest] as per instructions of BM. Will begin leaving these on windshields tomorrow.

Thursday, September 14, 1989

Monday, September 11, 1989

11 Sept.

1 hr. patrol & garbage pick-up.
Late at night, pickup truck parked at gate. "Greenscape" XXX-XXXX. License XXXXXX.

Friday, September 8, 1989

8 Sept.

Meeting w/ B. Murphy. Developer next door has promised to move the perm and dam on our property, and to contain run-off/erosion! We'll see. BM has sense the Univ. will now move on the outhouse problem. She & Charlie want me to start warning people illegally parked at the gate & call sheriff to begin ticketing. Liability problems -- at least potentially.
How does anybody use the forest?

Tuesday, September 5, 1989

5 Sept.

6 hrs. Drywalling & plastering in the loft.
Cutting the grass & raking -- again!
Got info re: Clivus Multrum systems. Possible replacement for the outhouse?

Monday, September 4, 1989

4 Sept

6 hr. Drywalling & plastering in loft.
Cut up box elder left in front of barn.
More work on the porch - adding railing to keep dogs from going through the screen.
Beautiful Labor Day. Lots of people in the forest & many coming by the cabin.

Sunday, September 3, 1989

3 Sept

4 hr insulating above wall in main room; boarding up gaps between wall & ceiling; caulking & filling. Began plastering ceiling in loft.
Prof. Lehman here to check on supplies in barn.
Peewee calling.

Saturday, September 2, 1989

2 Sept

7 hr painting; insulating above wall in main room; boarding up gaps between wall & ceiling; caulking & filling; worked on porch improvements.
Wood dusk on the lake. Great blue roosting in three at boat landing in PM.