Saturday, April 27, 2013

Walking and Working in the Woods

It is beautiful here today in Marathon County Wisconsin!  This time of year is the best time to go for walks in the woods - no bugs or deer flies yet.  Anna and I set off to find Al in the back woods making trails.  We started out good on a trail.  However, we were looking for sheds and went off trail - not a good idea.  You know how I said I was 1/4 Native American - I did NOT inherit the "trappin and trackin" genes.  I have no sense of direction!  I know the sun rises in the east, sets in the west; moss grows on the north side of the trees; most streams run south - basics.  Well, we had an adventure.  We couldn't hear our chickens or sheep anymore, so I knew we were lost. I found the stream by us - Molebrook and we followed it to the was cold and deep!  Here are a few pictures to enjoy!

Something was living in here - there were a lot of tracks in the mud.  I was afraid it was a Badger or Fisher, so I turned around...:)  

Wearing shorts seemed like a good idea - not so much with the pickery bushes by the water...

When we got to the road we saw this turtle sunning himself on the side of the bridge.  We walked back home on the road.  I did go back out and find Al working on trails.

He is working on 3 more trails along our property edge - it will be new places for trail and 4 wheeler rides.

When I was walking, I almost stepped on a bird - an American Woodcock.  She was sitting on her nest.  I didn't get a picture of her, she was too fast.

On the way back out, she was back on the nest.  

Still some snow...

Just a beautiful morning in the woods.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.
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