|Ancient bedrock. Somewhat-less-ancient Jim and Saba.|
Glaciers advancing and receding over Canada over twelve thousand years ago also left marks we can still see during a walk in the woods today. The ice sheets of the glacial period picked up and transported rocks and debris as they moved, scraping away soil and scouring lake basins. Every time I see a lonely bolder sitting amid a stand of trees I wonder if it was dropped there by a glacier "back in the day".
|Was this boulder left behind by a glacier?|
|You can see solid, bare rock on the other side of those roots.|
|Saba walking on a furrow.|
|You can still see the furrow (now covered in moss) from the farm days.|
Throughout the property are piles of fieldstones. Every stone in every pile would have been lifted by hand and piled up out of the way of the field work. Very likely it was a job for the children to do.
|Nicely intact section of fence, perhaps 100 years old.|
There are many narratives only hinted at throughout the forest--of current activity as well as the recent and distant past. Take a walk, keep your eyes open, and enjoy the mystery as much as the answers.
|You can glimpse the split rail fence from the Mossy Trail.|
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