Sunday, December 14, 2008
Yesterday afternoon I was surveying the 4 acre forest that is between my home and the road. There where a 5 beetle kill trees that I had the neighbor kid cut down and are now fire wood. They should keep me warm for January and Feburary.
But that's not what this is about. I noticed a few dozen ice patches in the 4 inches of snow. It took only a moment to realize that they where made by the elk that came through a few days ago.
Can you imagine this? The elk must simply sleep on the snow. Gradually, the snow melts as they slee on it. This leaves an icy patch to freezes up after they get on with their day.
I now have a whole new appreciation for my nice WARM, soft bed.