In spite of hungry mosquitoes and rain, we donned hats, coats, long pants, and boots to go for a walk at the farm on the weekend. We braved the deep woods along the Old Logging Road, Maple Lane and Riverside Ramble, and the bugs swarmed. We had sprayed hats, coats and pants with bug spray, so I escaped with only one bite on my hand. Not bad for the number of biting blighters that clouded around us on the walk
Here Farmer Tuck and I are walking towards Bridge Sward. What a sweet relief to be out of the woods and leave most of the bugs behind. They didn't bother us too much out in the open.
When we walked over to the bank of the river this is what we saw. The high spring water had washed the old bridge out. The new bridge survived the high water just fine though. You can see it faintly in the background.
From our spot near the old bridge this is the view behind us. The beautiful old red barn.
Deep in the woods I was surprised to see these red leaves already. Yes, summer is zooming by, and autumn is just around the corner.