Winter on the Farm LbNA # 60296
|Placed Date||Dec 18 2011|
|Last Found||Feb 27 2016|
|Hike Distance||1 mi||active|
|Last Edited||May 15 2016|
Last checked/found: 18-DEC-11
Terrain: Level dirt trail through woods.
Time/Distance: ~30 minutes.
Wisconsin has many farms and winter can be a challenging time, or a peaceful time, depending on whether the farm focuses on animals or crops. You may see several picturesque farms as you drive along the country roads. How much do you think the farmer’s life differs from yours? How do you think a farm family spends its time on a winter day?
To find an image of one of these farms, park in the small gravel area on the east side of the road across from the picnic shelter. Hopefully you haven’t ventured out on a brutally cold winter day or in a blizzard, since this structure will not actually provide much “shelter”. From the shelter, take the path at 220°.
As you travel along you may notice one of my favorite symbols on the right and then an area with lots of fallen trees on both sides of the trail. After this the trail will take a short turn to the right, then to the left. At this second turn, stop near the fungi on the fallen one. You should see a small side trail to the south. Walk in a short distance on this trail to find the farm nestled inside the fallen tree on the left. Please replace and recover carefully so it isn’t disturbed by muggles or wild animals.
Return to the main trail and continue onward. Take a right at a “T” and soon after that make a hairpin turn around some shrubbery to continue through the woods and make your way back to the shelter.
If you visit the farm, we’d appreciate an email to let us know how it is doing. Thanks!