Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tromping in the Woods

I really do love tromping in the woods.  Thank goodness we had some amazing weather over this past weekend to allow me to do it.  (Warm enough to walk around but still too cold for ticks and snakes.  Yay!)

Anyway, I've been keeping myself busy making trails out in our woods.  Here's Trail One looking up toward the house:


And Trail Two looking down toward the back of the property:





And the Auxiliary Trail connecting them:




The payoff, though, is when you reach the bottom where the spring is
(which turns into a wet-weather stream when there's water aplenty):

 
Over the weekend, I made a third trail down the north edge of our property and another auxiliary trail connecting Trail Three to Trail Two.  Trail Three doesn't reach all the way to the stream yet, but that's a project for another nice day.  =o)

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I wish we had a stream behind our house!

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  2. Thanks, Nat! Someday you'll have a place with a stream. =o)

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  3. Lucky duck. And, did you know you can use all that shredded paper as mulch on your trails?

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    1. LOL, I just got a mental picture of the deer and turkeys trying to read the strips.

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  4. Beautiful! Even though I'm a city gal we love hiking out of the city and when we're camping. Have fun trailblazing!

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    1. This is a beautiful area, Karyn. I'm not much of a camper, but I love exploring the woods. =o)

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  5. Gorgeous! I'm soooo envious! I'm on my way to visit you! Well, maybe I'll wait until late spring.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. LOL, yeah. The weather here's kind of doing a roller coaster thing - up one day, down the next. But so far, we're rolling with it. ;o)

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  6. Amazing! I haven't tried to make any trails, just wander along the path the deer take on our property. We have a natural spring in the back and with the heavy rain it runs down a culvert and then over a rock at the front making a glorious waterfall. I would love to clear the space and put a chair or two to sit an enjoy the beauty - you may have inspired me to do that, B.E.

    Hope you get lots of nice weather so you can get trail three connected - and enjoy more walks through the woods.

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