Finland is famous for woods and my mother in law has a small one 13.5 hectare and her brother has about 20 hectares.
I was helping take some trees for fire wood and I noticed some brown dots in the birch. I know this does not make it the much fabled curly birch I would like to get for knife handles. But for free and saving it from the fire.
Well it makes me feel happy and in 8 months time it could quite well be used for some handles.
It is now split and off the floor and in the barn to allow it to dry slower.
Nice days work!
-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.