Older son Eric, daughter April, and wife Sue Beth. Eric is a research landscape ecologist, and that has nothing to do with making a house site look better. It’s more like the Theory and Application of Scaling Science in Forestry (don’t ask ME what that means), and he works at the Northern Research Station in Rhinelander WI. He has not written a book but has either written or had a hand in nearly 100 articles. That’s as good as a book. Eric loves snowmobiling and thus loves winter. Sue Beth, the real landscape person, would rather have summer when she can garden happily. April is currently living with us and teaching science and chemistry at a local Christian school.
Our favorite daughter Rachel looking her best! But see her normal photo, too. Mother of three and wife of Dr. Dale Kuehne (see BooksEtc.), she is a very important person in many people’s lives—including our own. Rachel loves to cook and entertain, is a skilled cake decorator, and takes daily walks with their champion dog Briscoe, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Briscoe’s son Bahari.
Younger son Lee, wife Heidi, and crew of kids. They built a timber-frame house out of trees cut and milled on our tree farm in Vermont. They are off the power grid and make solar electricity. Their water comes from uphill springs. Their “furnace” is a massive, stone fireplace that needs stoking only twice a day. Keeps them cozy all winter. Their farm consists of chickens, ducks, turkeys, three horses, kittens, a three-legged dog, and honeybees. These people know how to work! Lee, with help from the boys, installs solar systems in Vermont and New Hampshire, and has started building and selling custom-made, back-yard greenhouses.