Sunday, January 31, 2016
Here's what's left of this old stone foundation
I find it amazing that we ever find a shed when you stop to think of all the ground a Buck might travel in a day.
Twenty five years ago, when I was working on getting the rock supply for the gallery addition to the school house, I loaded out many loads of rock from an old foundation just up the hill from this foundation. I can't believe I missed this cash of stones
I came across this one last year during mushroom season. It's from the remains that some local tossed into the ravine after butchering his deer the previous deer hunting season.
You can see where the rack was cut off, right behind the eyes with a saw before it was thrown out.
Oh well. It'll make a good candle holder for down in the sugar bush.
No sheds... But, a good walk for a good dog.
Friday, January 29, 2016
With the snow on the ground it was easy to see the old train bed of the Bellevue/Cascade Narrow Gage Rail Road.
The 36-mile, 3-foot narrow gauge railroad was organized as the Chicago, Bellevue, Cascade and Western R.R. in 1877.
Leaving Bellevue, the railroad headed up a steep grade into La Motte continuing into Zwingle, Washington Mills, Bernard, Fillmore and ending in Cascade.
The railroad was notorious for sharp curves and overcoming roller coaster hills.
I haven't yet caught a fish in 2016 even though I've hit the stream several afternoons.
With no luck.... not even a bump.
From what I understand, this was an old school house up on the ridge.
Maxine spotted this little guy and he thought it was her soccer ball.
Ace spotted him too and thought he was a snack.
After a shake or two the opossum did what possums do.
With the days getting longer it's time to quite playing possum and get outdoors and do something.