Our Location: Buttercup Ridge, Roseneath, Ontario, Canada
We are in day 9 of isolation and are happy to be here at the farm. We can find some things to do and are enjoying the exercise of walking, working and even managing to catch a few minutes in the warm sun out of the wind.
Taking a stroll down the long driveway this morning I snapped these photos with my phone. Those cornfields belong to Buttercup Ridge.
I just love the look of that barn way over there. The corn fields you can see in this photo belong to Buttercup Ridge. No hint of spring in the trees yet.
Can you see the Dogsled and Igloo up there near the farm house?
All photos today were taken on a walk this morning and taken with my phone. The mud is drying up, the sun, wind and close to freezing night time temps are all helping to dry everything up.
The barn over there behind those trees is home to some cattle. I haven't been out to check or count and haven't chatted with Mike so I have no idea how many there are.
As you come up the driveway this sign greets you.
The driveway is quite steep where it leaves the road, which you can't see as it is down over that little rise. Heavy equipment taking the corn off in December made this part of the driveway very rough.
You can't see that house during the summer when the leaves are on the trees.
We are tucked up against the house out of most of the winds.
It's a beautiful old farmhouse.
Earlier today I wrote an entire post but deleted it for a number of reasons, so instead I'll leave you with these photos taken around the farm today. Enjoy them.
The next photos are for you Peter. They give a better idea of the type of destruction here at Buttercup Ridge.
As you can see this is a fairly large section and the grass has been literally ripped apart, turned over and clawed around.
This is a section of the lawn in front of the house. You can get an idea of the vast sections torn up but this destruction continues over the rise toward the pine tress as well.
That small line in the grass is a mole line. They often have a ridge where the grass has been pushed up and sometimes they make a circle in an area where there is something to eat but I've never known them to push the grass over in big chunks. They chew the roots and leave a hollow UNDER the grass.
You can see the big patches of turned over grass, it almost looks like someone took a rotor tiller through it in places.
Right up to the edges of the cornfield. Lots of empty corn cobs around so I guess after the corn was cleaned off the cobs they moved on to grubs in the soil under the grass.
The back patio, wood fireplace, wood fired pizza oven, wet bar, BBQ, Corian counter eating space and bar.
Wood fired pizza oven.
Until next time.... take care, be safe, stay healthy,