The path

I have talked about the path John and Justin cut on the southern half perimeter of our property and I thought a few pictures might be of interest. It took them several weekends of hard labor to clear a path 5-8′ wide, but it has been worth the work.  It is about 1.4 miles long according to the gps, but I don’t know if that is horizontal distance or includes all of the ups and downs which would make it a lot longer.  It sure feels longer.  The north perimeter is up next, maybe in the fall.  Eventually 3 miles of steep, up and down walking  will be great.

We have been trying to walk it as many mornings of the week as we can.  Some weeks are better than others of course, given the weather and various other activities (like berry picking which has priority.)  We haven’t scared up much wildlife yet while walking.  Probably that’s when they have decided to chew on my plants by the house.  Paw paw trees were just pointed out to me and I have seen quite a few, especially on the east end where a few actually had some fruit.  According to what I have read they are not ripe yet.  I have never tasted one so it will be interesting if we can actually get some ripe ones.  I don’t know what else might eat them before us.

The east entry, from the big field on top of the hill.

The east entry, from the big field on top of the hill.

Along the eastern border.

Along the eastern border.

Deeper into the woods.

Deeper into the woods.

Farther along the way.

Farther along the way.

Maybe the biggest tree on the property.  See one of it's fallen branches off to the left?

Maybe the biggest tree on the property. See one of it’s fallen branches off to the left?

My little wrist watch hung on the side to give a little bit of scale.  the diameter of this tree has to be 30-36".

My little wrist watch hung on the side to give a little bit of scale. the diameter of this tree has to be 30-36″.

This one cracks me up.  How did it fall straight on itself?  The top is longer than the trunk shown here.

This one cracks me up. How did it fall straight on itself? The top is longer than the trunk shown here.

Can you see the barb wire fence?  It used to keep the cows out, but they've been gone for a while.

Can you see the barb wire fence? It used to keep the cows out, but they’ve been gone for a while.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DixCutler
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 17:20:51

    Looks like a lovely, cool walk for a summer day.

    Reply

  2. foresterartist
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 22:11:23

    What a beautiful place you have.

    Reply

  3. lesliepaints
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 11:53:03

    What a wonderful place to enjoy being out in nature. You did a great job on your path!

    Reply

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