Though I don’t usually post twice in one day, today’s walk generated some photos to share.
On went the waterproof boots, the barn coat, heavy gloves, and a hat and out into the cold windy day I went. The treadmill lacks appeal, but with music playing is tolerable on a rainy day. It wasn’t raining on this day, a few snow flurries, but not rain. The camera accompanied me to provide a different perspective for my readers.
The walk, a loopy 3+ mile hike, rather than just a walk on the road. To the west of us, a visit with our neighbor’s newest calf. Momma cow, keeping a close eye on the wee one. I couldn’t get in a position to see the gender of this little brown calf. Her many aunts walking down the road all look like they are about to pop with their own calves within the next month or so.
On down the road until it became too slick to comfortably walk with the mud, snow and ice, so a detour up into the woods and a peek of blue sky through the trees.
On around the neighbor’s hill to a point between the cave and her husband’s grave site, I took a photo of our home and coops from above, the only color in this gray day being our red roof and the hundred’s of cedar trees that were frosted white earlier in the day. The walk took me back across the wet gravel road and up the hillside on the other side, but between the muddy cow paths and the snow slicked rocks, that part of the hike was cut short and a return to the road back toward our land.
The roadside is steep with rocks, cow paths and the stunted trees clinging to the hillside.
About a half mile uphill on the road past our drive brings me near the paved road, which I avoid, to walk one of the hay fields belonging to another neighbor, down to yet another field to the east of our low field with the cold wind in my face and tears from the cold in my eyes, the bottom of the huge figure 8 is being closed.
Snow covered hay bales and the house from the lowest, eastern most part of our own field as the walk continues across the southern part of our property.
The southern and western edges of the farm are where deer are most often seen and in some muddy areas near the woods, were many deer tracks in the mud. The hike was completed with a walk uphill along the west side of our property with a visit with the neighbor’s cow that seems to like our grass more than her own and spends most of each day grazing in our fields.
The hike got me my 10,000 steps, the equivalent of 61 flights of steps walked, 88 active minutes in the cold wind. Back in the house to sip a hot cup of tea, knit on the plain vanilla sock of Unplanned Peacock Twisty Sock, Rainbow colorway. This skein much pinker than the skein I knit into socks for my sister. This pair will be for me, I hope, if I can get the size right this time. I tend to make socks that don’t fit me and end up being gifted to others.