Here you see the visits calendar hanging on the wall inside the Cabin at the End of the Road. And if you look closely you’ll see that we haven’t wavered in our pattern yet. Once again, the month records only one visit to Roundrock, that being on the 19th.
I like to blame the weather, but really I must blame the road. You saw the Ozark Sleigh Ride across the meadow in my Saturday Matinee. That was on a good day. Any rain the day or two before a visit can make that stretch (and two others like it) treacherous, and we’re a long way from help (or even a phone signal) by the time we’re bogged down there.
The man who is to repair my dam and my road can’t even get in to get the work started. He wants a period of dry weather so the ground can get hard again — and that’s not likely to happen in the spring — but when it does, I imagine he has dozens of other jobs around the county that need doing as well.
Sometime in April my trees are coming from the Conservation Department (some people are already receiving them), and I’ll have to get out there to plant them, even if it means hiking in the last mile or so. Such are my woes. Terrible, aren’t they?
- Double-crested cormorants arrive at wetland areas lat this month.
- Average day of last frost in southern Missouri.