Hunting seasons started yesterday so Fate and I will not be walking in the woods for a couple of weeks.
In all the years I’ve been walking in the woods behind the farm, I’ve only seen other people there twice. Yet the trees are sprinkled with hunter’s tree stands. It makes me grateful that they only use the woods to hunt in.
I do love having it to myself.
There’s one tree stand, in a big Pinetree that I like to sit in. There’s a wooden ladder leading up to a small platform, a massive tree limb to lean back against. Lenore, our black lab used to wait for me at the base of the tree when I sat there. Now Fate does the same.
I prefer the woods, but Fate seems just as happy to walk on the road.