With the warm weather around here, I decided to take the dogs down into the holler. I don't have good hiking boots yet, so I just pulled on the old Muck Boots and took the four wheeler out for a little ride.
The dogs loved it! I took many pictures of them, but I figured I would leave those pictures for another post. There were a lot of pictures of the dogs. lol
I hate that there was an old tires down in the holler. I'm not sure where it came from, but I'm sure it's been there for a REALLY long time.
This is our house from the back side and the beginning of the holler.
The holler is pretty deep in some places. I couldn't walk down the hill, let alone ride the four wheeler down there. In some places, it's straight up and down. When the kids were smaller, we use to get plastic garbage bags and "sled" down the hill in the leaves.
Here is where a spring comes out of the ground right under this tree. It always has water here. Plus, it never has frozen. (yet)
It's deeper than it looks in this picture.
This is our fire ring that we used only a few times. I LOVE it here in the summer. It's cooler than on top of the hill. I would sleep down here, but it's very rocky and I'm very wimpy. lol
The squirrels love it down here too. There's a bunch of nuts.
I noticed a bunch of different types of mushrooms down here too. I'm gonna have to get a mushroom identification book for the Appalachian Mountains. I could have a holler full of gourmet food.
There are many different types of moss too. The rocks are soooooo beautiful.
I'm just happy to see some signs of green.
The walk/ride did me some good. I'm the type of person that can recharge in the woods. I always have been. I just have to remind myself that every once in a while. I have to reconnect to nature, especially in the winter when the world is dark and gray. Today was sunny, warm, and wonderful.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, get out to your holler.