Brett McLeod is the author of American Axe and The Woodland Homestead and an avid axe collector and restorer. Before becoming a forestry professor and coach of the woodsmen's team at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack Park, he was a professional competitive lumberjack in the Stihl Ironjack Series and competed in the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series. He lives in northern New York with his wife and his collection of 200 vintage axes.
"When you start reading The Woodland Homestead, you'll learn how to
think about your woodland not only as an ecosystem but also as an
'ecology of possibilities'."
-- from the foreword by Philip Ackerman-Leist
"A friendly and informative book about a subject that
intimidates many folks new to homesteading. McLeod makes a walk in
the woods a whole new world."
-- Jenna Woginrich, author of One-Woman Farm, Barnheart, and Chick Days