The Mississippi Big Dog.

Covered ground in Mississippi last Spring, from Laurel up to the timber country north of Philadelphia. Timber is the Mississippi big dog and the market is, therefore, flooded. Everybody knows somebody that can cut your trees cheap. Sure thing mister, Buster and me, we can give you 10 dollars a ton. Maybe not the best time to sell, but the stand needed thinning, so I walked the 110 acres of woods, finally locating the property that once was the Thigpen homestead, way back in the 1930’s. ┬áThat’s quite a thing to experience, standing out there on a red dirt road in Neshoba County, Mississippi; nobody around, and a warning from the woodsman to look out for rattlesnakes.

 

Sam

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