Can you see all the deer tracks in the crusty snow?
On a recent Saturday afternoon I convinced hubby to join me for a walk up the hill behind our house. It was still a lovely day in the sunshine for early February. You can see that there is a lot of snow and ice on the fields but the grasses are showing in some spots too.
Below you can see the ice that Murray broke with his boots. It was really slippery on these patches in between the snow patches.
Ice, snow and deer tracks.
Almost to the top and looking back down the hill. Do you see the two small white houses at the edge of the trees on the left? The one on the right is ours.
It's a longer walk up there than it appears from the house!
I mentioned the deer tracks in the snow. Well, where there are deer there is also deer 'scat', to be polite. We saw lots of scat up there. Some like this and some in neat piles. They look like beans. Haha. We didn't see any deer at all.
When we got to the top of the hill we could see across the head pond (that bit of white in the trees) to Mactaquac and beyond.
You'd reach Maine eventually….if you were a crow. :)
We got up to the wooded area and found a pretty spot to look through the trees across the neighbouring farm fields. This is looking north.
There is a pretty copse wood that, due to a southerly exposure, had less snow. I think the deer spend time there and we found evidence of them eating the new growth buds on the trees.
the copse - a nice shelter for the deer
Me in my down parka and lined gum boots.
The view down the hill again towards Fredericton.
What a gorgeous day it was! I am so thankful to live in such a beautiful place.
There has been a LOT of snow added to the landscape since this day as two blizzards back to back this past weekend dumped about 50 cm. of snow on the area.
Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post. I am visiting around in my very spare time. Have a blessed week!