A milestone has passed. Our 2-year Forest Practices permit expired yesterday. We sold exactly 0 board feet of timber.
I admit, I resent the amount of time and money that went into getting that permit, only to see it expire unused. We couldn't have known then what was coming.
Timber prices continue to fall, fuel prices rising, local sawmill closed. For our small parcel a commercial sale is practically impossible, even though we're logging it ourselves.