Walking the Fenceline With Altana

November 7, 2013
Frosty Sunday morning sunrise

Frosty Sunday morning sunrise

Well, actually, there's no fence yet, but Kristen and I have been walking the line with Altana to familiarize her with the future boundaries.

This has become one of my favorite times of the day.  Weekdays I only get to take the evening walk, but on the weekends, I go for all three.  It's a nice time to relax.  It's also really nice to be able to talk with Kristen about pretty much anything without being interrupted.

Altana in a frosty field

Altana in a frosty field

I do wish I had been with Kristen when she and Altana came upon a doe recently, I'm assuming it was a doe since Kristen didn't mention anything about seeing a rack on it.  She tells me it bounded a few paces away, but then stopped and just stared at her.  Unfortunately, Kristen did not have her phone with her that morning, or we might have a picture.

There is a hill where you can see signs of something large making a path up onto the hill.  We've suspected it might be a deer or two bedding down on the top of the hill, and since this is very near where Kristen saw this one the other morning, I'm thinking our guess is correct.

I wonder how much some sort of motion detector “trail cam” would cost.  It would be pretty cool to get some pictures of the critters we have wandering around here in Windy Woods in the dark.

Yikes, quick search on Amazon reveals that the cheapest one that would fit the bill is $70.  Ah well, some day maybe.

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Corwin and me taking Altana for her evening walk

Once a week or so Kristen takes a break and heads over to the library for a couple hours of study time, so I get to take the walk with just Corwin.

Last week I snapped that selfie with Corwin and Altana to message Kristen.  Quite tricky to get the baby and the dog in the picture.

I'll leave this post off with a selfie of Kristen and I being our usual geeky selves when we walked the other night.

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