The Path

For a long time I have been wanting to make a path through the ten acres of woods at Tiny House Ontario.  Nothing drastic, just a two foot wide clearing around the high land so that we can walk through without being mauled by the prickly ash we have on this land.  After all these years my cousin Kenny (who often helps me with the land here) came up with a brilliant solution.  Now, I am not suggesting that you do this.  Kenny is an expert woodsman with thirty years of experience in handling tools and therefore, knows what he can and cannot do to be safe, and was cautious with this tool of his.  He attached a circular saw blade to his large, long, gas powered edger and in 45 minutes he made a path all around the place.  He did not cut anything that was bigger than a finger width around, just prickly ash and a few random seedings.  Now you can walk the upper five acres without a bit of pause!

I tied markers along the path so that we can find the way and keep it up.

I thought you all might like to see what this looks like in the forest now.  We can wander the entire round of the land pretty quickly now, but who would want to.  Wandering is best done slow and mindfully so you can see the woodpeckers, owls and salamanders.

Don’t you agree?


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7 thoughts on “The Path

  1. Thank You 😊 for sharing this with us !! Amazingly beautiful and so important for you to be able to see and experience the wildlife and nature. All around you!! Inspiring! Great work. !!!!

  2. Destiny

    You are very fortunate to have such a beautiful acreage. Wandering through the forest is always more memorable when done slowly….I love to look at all God given creations taking photographs along the way. This might seem like a peculiar question but have you ever heard stories of Bigfoot sightings in and around your area? It seems many have been spotted throughout the Eastern and Western States. Thanks for all the lovely pics of your forested paths…..God Bless.

    • Well, since you ask, I believe that I heard something that sounded to me like the howl of a great ape about a month ago, at around 5 am. It was very loud and sustained. Woke me out of a dead sleep and gave me the shivers. My late friend Bear, who I have written about on here before (put Bear into the search window if you are interested in seeing these posts) told stories of Bigfoot. He spent his life living in a gypsy caravan with a big beautiful horse who moved him around Canada. Bear was a big believer, and often told stories about them. Me… I more reluctantly share this experience, since you wanted to know. All the best! Laura

  3. Barb

    Beautiful…a quick weed trim spring and fall will keep the seedlings at bay.
    Can’t wait to find a piece of property to park my newly acquired 20 foot tiny home.
    Parry Sound

  4. Vicki

    Looks like a great place to walk and meditate.

  5. Anonymous

    Loved looking at the wild flowers and berries Probably poison!

    • Yes the berries that I posted are white baneberry (poison) Bittersweet (poison) and another tiny long red berry that I can’t identify. We also have Szechuan Peppercorns (prickly ash), wild strawberries and black berries, several dozen sorts of mushrooms (edible and not), leeks, trilliums, trout lilies, Canada Anemone, and gosh Shirley, so many other wild things… including several types of salamander and newt under every rock. It is like a slice of history here. xoxo L

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