On the road again
I decided to take most of the day off to go to Wilderstead and check out what needed to be done re: Spring chores -- and soak up some peace. Peace was in short supply today, I'm afraid. I was almost to Heltonville when I realized I didn't have my gate and cabin keys on me. So, I turned around and drove forty minutes back to E'ville to fetch them, then turned around again and headed for the holler.
I only got to spend an hour and half at Wilderstead, but it was beautiful and peaceful and I tramped the main trail on both sides of the Pishon. I can see I have a lot to do. Got to walk my fence line and patch barbed wire/renew signage. That's a whole day. Need to fill in the two trenches I dug last fall before snow hit, but they're still frozen solid right now. And there's more. I could spend a whole week just sawing up downed timber.
It must have been a good winter for skunks, because I smelt nearly half a dozen today where they'd hit on the road. A couple of towns smelt like burning tires, too. (What is going on?) Also, on the way over, my '97 Plymouth Breeze, Miranda, kicked over 350,000 miles. There's not much left of her that hasn't been replaced at least once (the steering wheel comes to mind), but still, even the replaced/rebuilt parts are old by now. And she still gets over thirty miles per gallon!
I left the cabin at 4:30 and headed for a Council Board meeting in Columbus. Lots of good things happening in Hoosier Trails Council, but I still find myself a voice in the wilderness crying out about charter partners and chaplaincy. *sigh* Got home a little after 9:00.