Water and poop and flowers

We were at the farm last weekend after Emily’s return from FL.  She was exhausted so we sent up an awning for her to sit under (and sleep).  That was the idea anyhow.  It turns out the wind was so bad that she ended up holding on to the thing so it wouldn’t blow away.  Meanwhile, the kids and I scurried off to do other things.

Isaac and Abigail found the neighbor kids.  Isaac borrowed a bike and the kids pedaled about 3-4 miles down the old dirt road.  Someone had a phone to call a pickup truck to haul them back (the up-hill part).  Abigail played in the mud mostly and made some serious mud-pies.

I have not yet seen the entirety of the property so I took off exploring.  I was hoping to find some morel mushrooms on my hunt for the property lines.  I know it’s prime mushroom season right now but I found not a single one.  I did find one edge of the property line though so that was cool.

In my hunt for stuff, I found a few interesting things…sort of an impromptu scavenger hunt.  I love a good scavenger hunt.  I also love peanut butter and waffles and pina coladas and getting caught in the rain…and the feel of the ocean and the taste of champagne…wait…sorry…channeling Jimmy Buffett (EDIT:  apparently this song was actually done by Rupert Holmes though there are tons of references to JB too…) there for a second.

My Dad calls these "Smart pills" I don't think they helped me at all...

Anyhow, it turns out there are at least three small streams on the property.  I am not sure whether they run all year but as I was walking, all I could hear was the sound of running water.  No cars, no horns, no planes.  It was magnificent.  I walked several deer trails (which wandered past the water of course) and stepped in deer poop.  It was magnificent.  I saw the tiniest white and blue and purple flowers everywhere.  The trees had pink and green tinges to them as spring appears to finally be taking hole.  It was magnificent!

6 thoughts on “Water and poop and flowers

  1. Well now I know the problem, your dad told you about the “smartening pills”, but forgot to tell you the doseage. You just haven’t eaten enough of them yet. Did he also tell you that the fresher they are the better they work?
    I think I have already chosen my hunting spot from your photos, when does deer season start??? And twice now you have mentioned Abigail’s famous mud-pies and still no recipe or photos, what’s up with that???

  2. 🙂 My daughter (age 4 at the time) walked our property for the first time. She brought back a handful of ‘smart pills’ and wanted to know what kind of berry they were.

  3. You couldn’t pay me to walk in the woods when the wind is blowing at my house! The trees sway back and forth. Some fall and some just snap into. We have those smart pills in our front yard at times. Not as much as we used to. Maybe the dogs eat them! lol We have a couple of springs on our property that dry up completely in the Summer. Hope you find some mushrooms! You should get some ramps from someone selling on the side of the road or I bought some last year at the Half Way Market in Milton and we planted them in our woods.

  4. We had lots of “smart pills” in the yard this spring. The deer left them along with the corn cobs. They ate all the corn though and left us the mess to clean up.

  5. Warren, if you’re coming up this weekend let me know. Our oldest son will be in, and he and Larry were talking about mushroom hunting.

    I love seeing these photos. It’s been many years since I’ve walked on that land. It’s in good hands now, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.

  6. Awww, Granny Sue’s comment was so sweet!
    Did you have a big walking stick when you walked your land? You need to get a big walking stick.

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