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.