At this point, I figured I'd go out to Wilderstead and eat supper and relax before heading home. I came prepared to stay overnight, but I'd gotten all my errands run, so I decided to spare myself stoking the fire all night. But when I got to my gate, I noticed that there was deep, packed snow all the way in. Nothing had trodden it but deer and other critters. I didn't relish getting trapped in my holler in the Prius, so I parked on the verge of the road outside the gate and hiked in.
Nobody much but deer have been on this road lately
Coming down into the holler
I could hear the water chuckling as I walked down the lane
Little Cabin in the Woods
Pass, and all's well
Anyway, I got my electric drill that I needed to fetch from my cabin and schlepped back up to the county road. Then I turned my nose toward home.
I took the scenic route back. Our happy Crew is supposed to go backpacking through here in a couple of weeks, so there were things I needed to check out. Just above Milton, there was a place where North Laughery Rd. washed out last summer. I was pleased to see that it was repaired. I continued on into the boonies and up Prosperity Ridge to Farmer's Retreat, then down the hill to Friendship; 12.5 miles from Wilderstead to Friendship, got it. Then I drove up Cave Hill Rd. to Versailles State Park, another 12 miles. I just need to check the mileage from Wilderstead to the Triple Whipple Bridge outside Aurora, and I'll be all current on routes and mileage.
The snowy weather has put me about a month behind on my spring chores in the holler. Plus, I will spend the better part of March (our two-week spring break) doing various forms of strenuous youth ministry, so I can't make up the time until the last week of March. And some things must be done before April 1. Oh, dear. I love snow, but I need this stuff to go away and for things to warm up, fast.