The world is vast & weird.
Remember the tree that fell down in the pasture back in January [Storm Damage, Tree Down In Pasture]? I kept meaning to get the tree dudes out. Didn’t happen. Now it won’t for a while.
Turns out one side of the tree is still alive. I have no idea how.
I see it often because the tree has fallen across the path around the perimeter of the pasture.
Downside. Inconvenient. Any horse or human walking around the pasture has to cut off the corner, unless one forgets and then one has to go down, around, and back up to the path. I’m not dumb enough to try walking under, tempting as it might be. Using the path around the stump means going past, through, and under many branches and small trees. Lots of opportunity for ticks to fall on a hapless walker.
Upside. The horses have to go past, through, and under many branches and small trees. Lots of opportunity to become more comfortable with bushwhacking. From a botanical point of view, I’m tempted to leave it, and watch how nature sorts itself out.
For now, the choice is made.
Stay safe. Stay sane.