The Back Forty – Now and Then
Last week I wrote about our first Aussie, Digger and had to dig through some old prints to find a picture of him. I came across this one of him on the trail in our ‘back forty’ and was amazed to see the difference in the tree growth since this shot was taken. The photo isn’t dated, but it has to be about 20 years ago.
If I go back to photos taken when we first moved here 41 years ago, the difference is even more startling. The only tree on the property then was a white pine, which was about 5 ft tall. Now we have a virtual forest back there and I have to brush hog the trails several times each summer to keep them from becoming overgrown.
It’s amazing what Nature can do when left to her own devices!