Care to join me on an evening walk along the creek?
We’ll start at the front of the property where water from farms to the north of us drains onto our land. It flows along the border of the front field, cuts under the driveway and then picks up another stream. From here it snakes along the perimeter of the corner field following the edge of our pine forest.
Partway along, we come to an old bridge that once connected the field to the forest. I discovered this bridge on one of my first rambles in the early months of owning the farm. I remember how excited I was, although I have yet to attempt to cross the bridge.
Some day, we may repair the bridge and establish some pathways through the forest.
As we near the mouth of the pond, the creek drops, swirling under trees, around boulders and over rocks.
Unusual weather for January in Canada–five degrees and day after day of rain this week–has the water high and flowing fast, yet ice still coats the grass along the shore.
We end our ramble at the pond where the ice is melting in this January thaw.
Just one small problem, we’re on the wrong side of the creek and the bridge is out. Be careful getting home. 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone. May I suggest you go for a ramble?
Such a beautiful creek, Julia! Of course here it is pronounced “crick”. 😉
My parents have one behind their property. It is a good place to take the dogs to play or hunt for mushrooms in the spring.
I love the idea of a crick too. And hunting for mushrooms. I’ve not done any foraging and am nervous to try, but I looooove mushrooms.
I don’t venture beyond yellow, black or gray morels. I know there are more that you can eat but I am not brave enough to try any others.
I don’t think I’m even that brave. I need a lesson from a forager. I don’t think I have the gumption to teach myself mushroom identification.
Google Penniless Parenting blog, then put “foraging” in the search bar. She gets a huge chunk of their groceries from that, and they live in a city!
Thanks for the tip.
You have seriously brought Baxter into a life of doggie heaven! I think someday it would be super cool to fix the bridge and make paths in the forest.
Getting out for a ramble is a good prescription for me this weekend. I think Bear would like it too! 😉
I’m sure he would. Baxter loves our rambles as much as I do. Have a great weekend.