Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Country Living week - Day 3

Day 3 of Country Living week is "Down By the Creek" day.

You can tell I'm not a real country girl because I say creeeeek.
Those who are born and raised in the boondocks say crick.
To me, it's still a creek.

The kids spend tons of time down by the creek.
They have forts built and they each have their own "house" down there.

The creek has plenty of huge interesting trees.

In the summer, we see a few snakes there. Not as many as I'd imagine, but still more than I'd like to see.
We have a couple bridges and go fishing in the creek a lot, as well as have other people out to fish.
Sometimes The Man has to "work at the creek"...
I'll be totally honest and say I have no idea what he's doing.
It involves other large sweaty men, tractors, and fire.

When we moved here it was all overgrown with trees and junk, and nearly impassible.
Now it's cleared out a lot, the water flows better, and there are 4-wheeler and walking paths.
One of my favorite things ever is when the sun reflects off the water.

Sometimes we have to take guns down by the creek to keep bad guys away.
Apparently mommy with a camera looked like a bad guy.

In addition to the snakes, the creek provides mosquitoes, ticks, bullfrogs and turtles.
But I still wouldn't trade it for anything!

Where you live, do you have ticks? (icky little critters.)


Dede said...

Yep--hate those little buggers! We have a woods south of our house where I mushroom hunt. We cleared a natural path made by the deer, etc. Enjoy walking on it all times of the year. Our creek is mostly off the beaten path so to speak so don't usually go that direction--when our boys were younger they did go exploring and enjoyed the sand bars.

Erica said...

Sure do. Hate 'em. I'm sort of famous for really hating bugs anyway. But those ticks are nasty buggers and the only good way to get rid of it is to flush it since you can't just "squoosh" it. YUCK. Love your crick :)

jonahbonah said...

We do have ticks. Jett got bit by one over a year ago and still has a nasty mark. Doctors say he's just really allergic. Stupid bugs! said...

Hi Beki, thanks for stopping by to visit me. I would love to have a creek within walking distance of my home and I agree the sun makes it sparkle like diamonds. Ticks are gross. Our poor doogie was covered with them after a walk in our woods awhile back and let's just say it was yucky!

Heather Irene @ Rambling Rose said...

My first thought?

"What a day to be down by the creekbank! What a thrill to be alive! Would you look at the frogs on the lily pads, I see one-, two-, three-, four-, five- big green frogs."

We did that musical WAAAY back in the day.

Melinda said...

I'm sure we do. I know that some of the parks in the area had probs with them over the last few years but they are spraying heavily for them.
I try to stay as far away from them as possible. I am such a girl.