As I have mentioned before, I joined a local TOPS group in Holton, Kansas. I have been trying to walk more and was doing pretty good before the Thanksgiving holiday. And then we had the ice storm after Thanksgiving. I walked some yesterday and I do a lot of moving around in and outside the house. I do manage to get in 5,000 steps now and then. It is amazing how many steps you take just around the house doing normal things. The suggested healthy steps per day is 10,000! I haven’t quite made that goal yet. Of course it helps to take my phone with me all the time. I found a Pacer app that counts your steps as you move around. Sometimes I forget to put it in my pocket and sometimes have to charge it when I want it.
Tom will go with me lots of times to walk around the farm and we see some interesting things now and then. Like on October 11, 2015, the weeds are as tall as I am.
There are some nasty thorns on some of the bushes along the edges of the grounds.
This tree is on the outside of the west edge of the crop ground. Tom thinks this is a rat’s nest built in it.
Another thorny bush, or maybe a small hedge tree. They have some fierce thorns on them.
And a tree that is dead and Tom wants to cut down before it falls on the fence.
There are many more interesting things seen on our walks. I will post these in some other posts. Hopefully you will find them interesting too. You can’t be as entertained on a treadmill in a gym. 🙂
Have a wonderful day all. I am off to get ready for today’s TOPS meeting.
Stay Safe and God Bless!
We have pack rats that make a nest similar to that. They look like a big rat with rounded ears. Cute as the devil, lol.
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Stay away from the thorns, Cheryl, but keep moving! That’s great that you’re counting your steps (I should do that, too). I’ve been trying to run 2 miles a day, 5 days a week. I’m not really a runner, and I sure in the heck don’t go very fast, but I do enjoy getting out in the fresh air. Your countryside, by the way, is beautiful! What a view!
Susan, the rats may be cute but not when they cause $600 plus of car and truck damage. We have learned to keep moth balls under the hoods of any outdoor vehicles. Our mechanic told us that. It seems to work. As long as the rats stay in the tree away from the house I will leave them alone. 🙂
Thank you Debra. I love the country up here and we have a very nice view to the north from our house. It sure beats walking around an inside track, or on a treadmill. But sometimes in bad weather I wish I had a treadmill, or at least a stationary bike. I am definitely not a runner. Too hard on my joints. I like to take my time and look around. At least you are getting out and getting fresh air too. It helps make me sleep better. I could walk down the roads, but the dogs like to go with us and they can stay off a leash on the property. 🙂