He is talking about his understanding of the woods and what he don't understand and how much he doesn't know. He sees a deer get torn apart by wolfs.
He knew nothing of dogs or the woods so he fed them dry food which is not good for their stomachs.They run so much that the corn in the food hardens up and cuts their stomachs open and he lost one of his dogs from it.
He tells a story of a mean chicken and how she adopted grouse baby's. The chicken was aggressive to other things getting close to her baby's and would attack them.
He tells of things that arent supposed to happen yet they do in the woods. He also talks of things hes seen in the woods.
He tells of a dog that was so fat they had to put him on a diet and that was the first time he understood the attitude of a dog. He understood them a lot more.
He tells of a great cold that made him hunker down and stay warm.Yet he caught an illness and was hallucination and a man came to him in his hallucination and helped him.