This is a view of my neighbor’s meadow that I must cross to get to my woods. We had the road built more than ten years ago, and while we have done some maintenance to it in that time, it’s really long overdue for rebuilding. It’s part of the dam repair work I’ll have done (once we get some dry weather), but it will be the last part since all of the heavy machinery will need to pass over this bit of “road” to get to the dam. Better to let them tear up the rutted road on their way in rather than a repaired road on their way out.
Most of the road is actually passable. It’s only those two puddled sections where the gumbo gets so thick that you could sink to your axles. Given that (and the fact that I did get bogged down in that spot years ago with the big Chevy pickup I had at the time), I’ve learned to take this stretch at a run.
I shot this video in the afternoon; the morning passage was more adventurous, with mud spraying onto the windshield. I’m sorry I didn’t think to video that instead.
Maybe by the next time I am down to my woods, this will have been repaired. Maybe, but not likely.
- Serviceberry begins to bloom in woods.
- Badgers bear young through early April.
- Ohio buckeyes begin leafing.