This weekend up on Berry Mountain we were eager to see how our game feeder fared in its first week of use. Our nephew Sean accompanied us this weekend, and during the three hour drive to the mountain we took bets as to what we would find. I supposed the feeder would be completely destroyed by bears. Tim and Sean both thought it would have been used somewhat, but unharmed. No one took the other option: untouched.
Once we arrived, the boys jumped out of the car and demanded we go check the feeder immediately. Here is the filmed evidence of what we found:
Hee! obviously, we are excited!
We took down the feeder before Sean set up his turkey blind and decoys. Alas, he spent Sunday morning without seeing turkey or deer, but was entertained by an industrious chipmunk for about an hour.
In other Mountain adventures, Tim and Sean scoped out the path for our first zipline from the cabin pad to the Knoll, about 400 feet away. It will transverse the deepest chasm on the property – Bear Hollow – and once it is established will be quite a ride. We hope to lure would-be helpers to the property with the promise of a spine-tingling zipline canopy tour during their visit. Tim insists there will be a series of them eventually, zig-zagging the beautiful mountain terrain.
Last, but hardly least, Tim rehung the former bathroom door so that it opens into the cabin. This completes the architectural reconstruction of the unused space in the unplumbed bathroom into my new storage room. I can’t wait to install shelves and begin to lay in more supplies to make the Homestead more sustainable for longer visits and company.
Cheers to you all – have a great week!