We went on a little drive to explore the area east of us the other day. We ended up in an area of the Ochoco Forest. We decided to forage for a little wood because we've exhausted our meager supply of almond wood that we had brought up from California. We picked up wood that was in big slash piles.When we got home my husband cut it into useable chunks.
It was enough to almost fill the wood box by the front door. This will last about three days!
After we got home I looked on line and I'm not sure but I think we're supposed to have a permit even without a chainsaw. The wood gathering time actually just ended November 30th. I guess next year we'll make sure to do it right and get a permit and gather lots of wood before it gets cold.
Meanwhile we do have plenty of downed wood around the property here. The trick is bringing it to the house since we don't have any quads or tractors to haul it just yet.