Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Black Cottonwood Bark For Sale


Photo Source of above: Home and Garden Webshots & Fine Wood Gifts

3.5" piece

Wide Chunk

Terry holding a piece with fissures. It will be pulled apart or used for castles.

Front View - Wide Piece

Side View of a Thick Piece

Black cottonwood bark for sale from NW Cottonwood Bark Sales

Bulk orders, over 30 lbs only.
Our boxes contain 27 - 38 lbs approx.

Beautiful for carving.
Contact Lesly @ 1 (250) 697-2925. or email us
Photo Source: Terry.

Dexter & Terry - Getting the bark.

No worries. The tree is dead.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Weapons & Hunting

ARROWHEAD - The pointed tip of an arrow. If the means of propulsion cannot
with certainty be identified as a bow, the term projectile point is more
properly used. Arrowheads are sometimes mistakenly referred to as "birdpoints"
by native American artifact collectors. Larger points used for spears and
knives are often mistakenly referred to as arrowheads. Typically 1.5" or
shorter in length, .5" or less in width for flint arrowheads. BIRDPOINT - Collector slang for arrow point. A fallacy caused from the belief
that small arrow points were used only for the taking of small game due to their small size.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Hudson Bay Company added beads as part of their standard trading commodity. Over the course of 300 years, the Hudson Bay Company traded with trappers and middlemen, who in turn supplied the northwest frontier with beads. Through the fur trade, glass beads had a significant effect on First Nation life. The availability of these small beads, along with the introduction of trade cloth and steel needles led to the decline of age-old decorative techniques, including quillwork. Beadwork rose to become the predominant craft. This information comes from The history of beads by Ray McCallum.

Name This Artifact

I have labeled this a paint pot, but having talked to experts am having second thoughts on what it may be. I have no conclusive answer. Can you name this?

British Columbia

Killers In Our Forests

Saturday, April 7, 2007


Scientists have identified a few species of ancient fishes that were most likely salmonids. The earliest of these fossils identified to date is eosalmo driftwoodensis (left), which lived about 50 million years ago। This fossil was found near our home in Granisle. The speciman is 1 1/2 long. Pine needle, Fern, Salmon, acorn and water skipper (right).

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Babine Lake, British Columbia

Babine Lk. British Columbia

In 1971, while excavating one of the mines, workers uncovered the bones and tusks of a mammoth. The 11-foot high mammoth is believed to have been in the are 34,000 years ago. Some of the bones are on display in the local museum .


Bone awls or perforators are found at most archaeological sites and were in use throughout all prehistoric periods. They were used for punching holes in skins or leather for sewing garments or other articles of clothing. Bone awls could be used for perforating most softer materials and many of them were probably also used in the manufacture of basketry, matting, or similar woven materials. As a consequence of usage, the awls became highly polished, not only from handling the awl but from contact with the working material.

A View From My Truck Window

My Dog Chester

This view from my truck window was beside the Fulton River, where I live in Granisle. It was taken in March, 2007. We got the most snow that we have gotten here in years. It had already melted a lot when this picture was taken. This is one of the photos that I have entered in the Fuel My Blog contest. The prize is a camera. You can enter this contest and view details at: For rules and other entries visit:

Contest Ended April 20th, 2007.


Terry's Hobby

My husband Terry spends hours during his time off of work; wandering around the outdoors picking up ancient rocks, tools, arrowheads and such. He's found these spread from Kamloops to Smithers, BC. I decided I had to do something with these things that take up a whole room in our house. What better way is there to put them on display, than to show all his discoveries to the world via internet?