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Take a Walk at Russ-Stick Acres

Man and goat, Russ and Rachael

Whenever Rustic Russ and I get a chance, we head out for a walk on our trails.

Russ greets the horses

We enjoy visiting.

Horses telling secrets

And hearing the latest news.

Berries to pick along the road

Berry Beary Blvd. is especially exciting in the fall. 

Berries are bountiful and Zip always seems to scare up about a dozen “Pats.” 

Zip the dog in sweet late-afternoon light

The other night she jumped for one as it flew up past her.

Zip the dog checks out the berries

When she’s not startling the partridges, she “helps” pick berries.

Zip the farm dog licks her lips

Odd though, she never seems to have any to contribute to the cause.

A sign of fall, red leaves among the green

This week, we saw the first evidence of winter approaching.

Heading home, Russ, dog and Rachael the goat

But for now, we will enjoy our snowless trails and quiet walks.

Man, dog and goat heading home

Until next time ~ God willing,


sherry 'woodswoman'
12/21/2009 9:31:02 PM

Thanks Cindy ~ we do love it here. Yes, our entire "40" is covered in more snow than we know what to do with, although Rachael our goat still likes to mill about. The trails are groomed and play host to our sled dogs each day. Our dogsledding tour season is in full swing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also!

cindy murphy
12/20/2009 6:22:30 AM

Sherry, it's easy to see why you and Russ found your bliss at Russ-Stick Acres. Beautiful. I'd venture to guess those trails are covered in snow now, and imagine the Acres have been transformed into a magical, sparkling Wonderland. Cross-country skiing down that two-track would be my bliss. Happy Holidays to you and Russ.