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Sunday, February 19, 2012
Winter Walk In The Woods .....
Glenda In Winter Woods Camo
We went out for a walk in the woods today. It was colder than it had been last week, but still sunny & pleasant for this time of year. Never one to miss out on any Wild Rose Farm action, Glenda made sure to follow us at a safe distance. We are looking at doing some more clearing this winter in preparation for putting in some new interior cross fencing. This area is surrounded by high tensile woven wire & needs to be cleared out somewhat & sub-divided.
You can tell that it was a pasture field some time ago by the old fence lines .... we marked some of the posts so that you can see the direction that the old line took along the hillside. We won't follow this line exactly, but winter is the time of year to be able to get a half decent sight line through the brush. Notice the dead tree stump on the right. The woodpeckers have been all over it. That's why we always leave some dead trees standing. Here's Glenda poking around near another old fence post. Behind her, over her back, you can see a tree that just recently twisted in the wind & blew down. It had a pretty large poison ivy vine on it that must have made it top heavy.
Trees Always Grow Up Along The Fence Line
Finally, we came across a little harsh reality in the woods. We're a couple of hundred yards off of the road here ..... maybe the deer was hit by a car and made it this far. Who knows?