Why I Live in the Country: My Morning Walk

Just in case anyone wondered why I live in the country, take a look at my morning walk.

My neighbor’s horses are always worth a look.
horses next door to Norton Creek Farm

Our back pasture has some pullets on it at the moment, in one of our portable chicken coops.
portable chicken houses at Norton Creek Farm

The neighbors have a flock of sheep in their back pasture.
sheep next door to Norton Creek Farm

Our broilers are houses in hoophouses made by bending lightweight cattle panels into a semicircle and putting a tarp on top. The grass is getting pretty brown, but they still forage for what green stuff there is.
Broiler houses at Norton Creek Farm

Karen at the gate that marks the boundary of Starker Forest property. Starker has a “good neighbor” policy that must be experienced to be believed!
Gate at the boundary of Starker Forest

Inside the forest. Most of my morning walk is like this.

Walking through Starker Forest

Walking through Starker Forest

I walk until I reach this giant alder tree. It’s important to say, “Good morning, tree” before turning around.

Giant alder in Starker Forest

On the way home, the view is much the same, except for some good vistas of the farm, like this one:

Norton Creek Farm

I do this walk every day. It’s almost a vacation in itself!

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. His publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of the best poultry books of the last 100 years.

Author: Robert Plamondon

Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. His publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of the best poultry books of the last 100 years.

1 thought on “Why I Live in the Country: My Morning Walk”

  1. Beautiful!
    Wonderful way to start the day!

    I so enjoy your postings; grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. I have learned a lot from you, to use with my small flock of chickens. Thank you very much!

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