We made our annual winter visit to the cottage a month early this year. We had a pile of snow last week and then warmer temperatures this weekend, so a perfect recipe to snowshoe in. It turns out that the winter has been so mild this year that this was the first amount of snow… Continue reading 3rd Annual Winter Visit
It was interesting following the deer trails through the forest and seeing that the trails that are open enough for us to walk are the same ones that the deer use. Is it that they keep the trail clear, or chose those routes because it is clear? I guess it is probably a bit of… Continue reading Beating About The Bush
As I mentioned in my last post, we did spend some time trying to do some detective work and figure out what the various tracks were that we saw in the snow. We saw a chipmunk and watched as he vanished down his hole. I went to investigate his hole, hoping to find footprints to… Continue reading Sleuthing In The Snow
Yesterday we finally got the weather we have been hoping for to make a winter visit to the cottage this year. It is so nice to see it in the winter, when the leaves are off the trees and everything is more open. It is normally hard to see the cottage from the lane way… Continue reading 2nd Annual Winter Visit
Last year we waited almost all winter before finally visiting the cottage in the snow. It was the end of March before the weather was crisp and bright on a weekend. We had many grey days on the weekends, or we were busy with other things and couldn’t make it. However, we did finally get… Continue reading A Winter Visit
We knew that deer visited our property when we are not there. We found footprints in the mud along with scat and would sometimes see white tails vanishing ahead of us as we arrived. Visiting in March, with snow still on the ground, we got to see just how much they enjoy our property.… Continue reading Oh Deer!