Friday, March 23, 2018

My Creek

In my last post I promised to show you a little bit more of my property this time. This time I'm going to share a few pictures of the creek that lies right on the southern edge of my land. This small creek divides my land from the farm down the road.

I'm not sure you can see from the pictures just how deep the creek lies at the bottom of this gully. I guess it would be called a gully. It's really deep whatever it's called. The sides are very steep so I don't go down there to the water very often.

My neighbor and I shared a garden at the back end of my property a few years ago. He did most of the work. I supplied the land. We decided to put a small pump in the water down there that would supply water to the garden. I sent him down there to place the pump in the water. He had a devil of a time trying to climb back out. I'm not sure he's been back down there ever since.

I've been down there a few times. I took better routes to get back out of there, but it's never been easy so I generally stay out. The other side is even steeper so the creek is basically just mine. There aren't any houses nearby the other side anyway.

There is only a small amount of water running through my creek. That's actually not too bad. Most creeks around this area have dried up years ago. I see old creek beds like this just about everywhere I go around here.

Rivers and creeks here work a bit different than they do back in Michigan where I used to live. There the waterways sat in gentle dips in the surrounding land. Here the running water cuts out the land straight down from where it began. Most creeks and rivers here sit at the far bottom of steep gulleys like this one.

I took these pictures right before another big snowstorm here. Winter doesn't want to give up. The snow is mostly melted again after that, but we'll see what happens in the upcoming days. I do think spring might be finally here all the way this time.

I've been out walking my property to see which trees I need to cut down. I love trees but some of them are in the wrong places. I try to leave most of these near the creek up because they keep some of the wind from getting too bad here. It also helps that I'm surrounded by mountainous hills on two other sides.

I'm going to try to get back out to the nature parks for my next post. I'm feeling a little better, so it's time to get out and start moving more. Between time for clearing trees I'll hopefully be exploring a few nature trails looking for good pictures to share. Maybe I'll find something fun to show you. I'll talk to you later.


  1. You won’t have flooding from that creek anyway, Ratty. I hope winter is over for you!

  2. nice area, hope you get that garden going

  3. It looks very nice there. Looks like you've got plenty of area to explore right there at home.

  4. Nice to see your creek. "My" cemetery creek is also in a deep gully, but there are two places where you can get down to it through side gullies

  5. I probably watch too many mystery shows, but sending your neighbor down that gully sounds a little ominous (kidding). It sure makes a beautiful backyard divider and I'd want to leave as many trees up as I could. I'm glad you're feeling better.

  6. Having a water feature on one's land somehow makes it so much more complete. This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this.