~notes from my walk~
After feeding the cats, horses, and chickens, and gathering eggs, I headed north along the woods. I was startled by some fairly loud rustling noises to my right, but instead of the deer I thought it must be, I saw a gray squirrel with a very large bushy tail...maybe searching for any remaining nuts from the hickory tree.
The state ditch is full of water, almost up to the wooden bridge which crosses it.
Lots of deer tracks along the path.
Leaf buds on the trees are swelling but no leaves yet.
Sweet corn has already been planted in the farmer's field to the north of us.
Off to the west I can hear the Canadian geese at our neighbors pond.
I wish I could identify more birds by their song; their singing sounds especially beautiful & welcome today after a long silent winter.
When I come to the pasture fence, 'best-pony-ever' Jessica runs over and looks at me expectantly ~ she's ready for some exercise too.
As I walk past the pond, several frogs make long high leaps into the water. Soon there will be loads of polywogs.
I head along the pines to the road, grab the mail, go take the clothes off the line, and reluctantly head inside.