Today we went for a walk in the “woods.”
Well truth be told we drove up to the back part of the farm and then took the walk through the woods.
I use the term loosely because for the past several weeks the woods next to us have been under siege.
We have noticed a lot of the woods around us being cut.
Times are hard and folks need money. When this happens they turn to the trees and even though the price is way down they go ahead and cut.
The people who own this land, by the time it was all over, maybe cleared 5,000.00
There is a creek, which feeds our pond, right in the middle of this clear cut. Mark went over and talked with the guy in charge of the crew. He was kind enough to do as little cutting as possible at the creek.
We walked it today and all things considered it seems in good shape.
It always breaks my heart to see large tracks of land cut. It looks like the end of the world.
The only good part here is the person who owns the land plans to replant.
I am keeping my fingers crossed he does.
Of course the plant will be pines, so gone will be the big oaks and other hard woods.
On another note we found a nice cool spot where ferns are growing.
But I worry a bit about this large grove of running cedar.
It might be too exposed to the amount of sun it is now taking in.
I’ll have to walk back there this fall to see if it makes it through the summer.