Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Go for a walk with Cliff and Sadie

Cliff and I began taking walks at our little community park over a year ago.  There's a gravel walking track that measures 1/4 mile, around a baseball field.  Trouble is, it got pretty boring, just going around and around.  Add to that the fact that, in good weather, there were quite a few walkers to dodge on that narrow little path.  Besides, we had to drive down there.

I got the idea of walking in our pasture instead, and went out on my own with a watch to see what course I would need to follow in order to get a half-hour walk in.  Before long, Cliff joined me, and we found we were never bored, walking on our own land.  Besides, we could turn our dog loose back here.  The neighbor's dogs have presented a problem at times, and then we'd have to leash Sadie.  But we haven't been bothered by them lately.

There are some disadvantages to walking in the pasture:  If there's dew on the grass, we get wet feet.  There are portions of our walk where you simply can't avoid mud, when it's rained.  But we find the good outweighs the bad.

Put your right hand in front of you, palm down, and you'll get a picture of the layout of the back portion of our land (mostly useless and un-productive).  The point, as we call it, would be your hand itself.  All the paths we walk are the thumb and fingers... we walk down all of them, and back, going from left to right.

The first one, the "thumb", I have nicknamed Lifesaver Hill, because it's the one that caused Cliff to have angina every day until we finally got him to a doctor and discovered he needed heart surgery.

I hope this makes sense, and that so many pictures don't get too boring.


deshelestraci said...

Whew, I'm worn out from our walk!

mutualaide said...

Oh I enjoyed that walk!  I noticed the view from the index finger.  Just beautiful.  It is no wonder you wanted your cabin there.  Brrr ... looks a bit nippy!

ora4uk said...

LOL...never boring...and the walkwore me out...but nice to see Sadie with all her antics....God Bless from KY...Ora

madcobug said...

Whew! I'm tired. Climbing those steep hills no wonder it was affecting Cliff's heart. That is probably more strendous than a stress test. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing your walk with us. Helen

bnanajm said...

Wonderful pics as usual, but geez Louise, I'm bushed!!!!  LOL

sam7md2 said...

Mo, that's my first walk for 2007.  How long does it take you on any given day?  No wonder you folks are getting so thin.  That's not just a walk, it's a real workout.  I'd be huffing and puffing to catch my breath, I'm sure.  But it's a lovely place to walk.  Love.........Sam

siennastarr said...

Loved the pictures.. as always.. and you described the lay of the land, and the paths perfectly.  I laid my right hand down and followed what you said.  I imagined you and Cliff walking up and down my fingers! lol  Okay, okay.. I'm weird!  lol


gaboatman said...

The pictures were great, it really gave us the feeling that we were taking the walk with you.  I really enjoyed seeing the farm.  Much better than a boring stone walk in a cirlcle.  Very interesting topography.  

magran42 said...

What a GREAT walk.  No wonder you've lost weight.  I don't think I could do all that in 30 min.  Does Cliff keep all those spaces mowed or do animals do it?

schoolgal040 said...

Hi Donna,
Your property is so beautiful! Everytime you post pictures I want to just run to our property in Missouri right now...LOL I would much rather walk on the property, especially yours.