Apple trees, pine trees of various kinds and lots of weeds and very tall grass. And guess who's hanging out on and around that very tall grass? Wood ticks...lots of them...as some visitors of ours recently found out.
So we decided on this beautiful day that it was time to go up there and mow the trails. Now the above scene looks like this:
We, actually Leann, is able to do this using a walk-behind brush mower. She makes it look pretty easy but she's always just as happy when the gas runs out and it needs to cool off for a while. But she's also very pleased with how they look when it's done! Me too!
Above is another section of trail before mowing and after mowing below. The little bird houses were gifts to Leann from her students when she retired. This one says, "Miss Hess."
Below is one of our trail markers that we place where the trails intersect with each other. We also have maps in the making.
One of my favorite spots! A bench to stop and take it all in.
And back at the house...we had these crazy winds all morning and afternoon. These two poplar trees fell down this morning in all the wind. We also saw another huge tree blown down in town.