Monday, February 18, 2013
In the afternoons I like to take a walk in the woods that surround our place. I spend a lot of the day hunched over something, a loom, my knitting, weeding, etc. so getting out and walking for half an hour or so gets the kinds out so to speak.
The woods on the island were almost completely clear cut logged around the turn of the 20th century to provide cord wood for the lime kilns at Roche Harbor. And this area around us was logged again in the 60's, this time for lumber. So the few big trees left are mostly second growth that wasn't suitable for lumber for some reason, too twisty, double tops, etc. When we first came to the farm the woods were mostly small trees, so dense you could hardly walk through them. But in the intervening 30 or so years they have grown up, thinned out and are a lovely place to walks.
This big snag came down in a wind storm last spring and you can see where the woodpeckers have been busy at it getting bugs.
with the ruins of one of the log cabins that date from the 19th century.
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