Yesterday, we had our first 60 degree weather since last fall. Tim was itching to go check the culverts and see how the pastures were fairing. We took the hike as a family just before sunset. I wish I would have had my camera. Instead I took a few pictures from my phone.
It was warm enough to be without a coat, except for Hannah
Erik was making bridges out of the branches that fell with last week’s storm
Our trip started in the yard. We followed the “river” and see where is went.
No trip is complete without a really big stick
“Don’t fall in Jonnie!”
A full moon was rising behind us as we walked
Made it to the top of the hill (stick and all)
The heifers greeted us as we made our way back.
Milking was just finishing as we walked into the yard.
Hannah got all tuckered out from the fresh air.
Yesterday, was a perfect day for the second week of November in Minnesota. The sky was sunny, little wind and temps in the mid 60’s. To celebrate, I took the boys for a long walk in our farm’s wooded area. Decked in our bright orange garb (just in case) we walked the short distance to little boy paradise.
Our first stop was the farm’s pond. Here Boo, one of our cattle dogs, pretended to be a bird dog for a moment and chased away all the ducks. The boys thought it was great fun throwing small rocks into the pond. Boo tried to “fetch’ as many as she could without leaving the shore (she wouldn’t make a good bird dog after all).
Then we followed the stream that leaves the pond and snakes its way through the woods. Tim and his siblings, cousins and friends use to build elaborate forts back in these woods. I am sure our boys will do the same.
The walk was very peaceful, expect for the moment that Jonnie got smacked in the face with Prickly Ash. We had a great time talking about birds, plants, rivers and mushrooms. It was a lovely afternoon.
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