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Old 11-16-2006, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: Ironwood drum set

Originally Posted by Ozzy Biz View Post
Well said DMC. And also, on the comment about our government's conservation laws/etc... they are full on. Unfortunately, a lot of decisions and opinions are made upon incorrect/dated information. Recently research was performed for the government about water usage in realtion to different sources of agriculture, and it was deemed that irrigation is the most water inefficient method of farming. But in reality, it tends to use around 2/3 of the water per tonne of food produced then livestock and also less than dry crops. They used data from the 1970s for the reasearch, and it was still widely accepted across the country. A few governental decisions arose from the data they were provided with which may not be beneficial to the industry, especially as water is becoming more and more scarce and there is less food stored internationally then ever before.
Yes, we're thinking the right things, but not always actually heading there.
However I do know for a fact that Ironwood harvestation is absolutely minimal, and DMC (and everyone else) should have no concerns with his kit or Spirit Drums.

Thanks for the input.

While the set was being made in July I had a dream about being in an ironwood grassland and I sat on an ironwood log that had been felled. That's about all I remember.
Likely I will never see an actual Cooktown ironwood tree in my life so maybe that was my way of lamenting that.

When I first opened the box with shells I said a prayer for the tree and promised to honor it by keeping the drums in good care for the rest of my life. The tree started growing around 1650 and I view myself as the first of a long line of caretakers of these drums. Who knows where they will be in 100 years?
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