Another day, another hike.
I was super excited to see we have a "Poor Man's Banana Tree" on the property. I never saw it until this year. It's kind of hidden in the trees. I will have to see if it is still bearing fruit too. Although, I think the fruit ripened last month. I was so excited I forgot to get a closer look. It's technical name is The technical name for this tree is Asimina triloba. The fruit is edible.
I was even more excited to see another black walnut tree also. I think I need to do some more hiking in the back woods more often.
...found yet another black walnut tree! Yippee!
...and even another one! Four years ago, I would not be jumping of joy to see these trees. As a kid, when we'd visit my grandparents, we'd toss these out into the street and wait to hear a "pop" when cars ran over them.
Next on the hike.....
...another orb weaver spider (check out the red and white legs on this). Ugh! I almost got my hair in this web by leaning over to see what plant this was...
Not sure what it is, but I found another bush underneath a locust tree also.
I'll have to confirm what this is with the parks division again. Hmm?
The barn that has seen it's last days....gonna miss this barn, as I can see it from the kitchen every day.
Sadie, Gus, and Jesse...taking a break from our little hike, and watching the goats.
Peanut looks a bit upset I came to visit without treats.
At the end of our hike and back to the house, Sapphire (Sassy, Sassafras) had to give all the dogs a rub by, and then she got a lick in return. This is the kitty that went missing for a long time.