I’ve been enjoying walks along the creek in the pasture.
Not sure anyone else is, but I sure enjoy it.
We’ve been going over and checking on our heifers. They are in a pasture over there with the other heifers, and Poppy, and I want Ghost to remember that she is tame. No problems there. I was nearly smashed today because ALL of the heifers, and Poppy, think they are pets.
The creek bottom is full of poison ivy and the creek is mostly dry. It’s still fun, in our boots and jeans.
There is a really good spring in the bottom. The moss bright green where the water comes up. The deerflies were plentiful too. The Goblin Child was very confused at first. She said she thought a butterfly just bit her! Why would a butterfly bite her? We stared for a long time at the fish, small minnows and bigger somethings swimming about. The water rippled violently with the shear number of minnows flocking away from our presence.
As we climbed through the sprawling branches of a big willow the children following behind called for me to come back! They thought they had found a lizard!
Going back I found a big? Not caterpillar. Not grub. Something though. With its long body looking somewhat like a lizard sticking out of the cow poop. I had walked right over it but they noticed. We stopped and looked. Poking it gently in curiosity. Then continued on our way.