Clearing the creek

Sherman makes the jump

Kennedy jumps while Kyle watches

Recent rains and snowmelt have made the small creek difficult to cross without getting one’s feet wet.


Kyle jumps across

What normally is a slight stream with no more than an inch of water,  is now a waterway that was ankle-deep.

The goats, who clearly do not enjoy water, make sure to get enough height to make the creek crossing in the air.


Sherman makes the jump

Sherman follows suit and soars to the other side.


Ice on a Pinegrove Township pond.

Meanwhile, curious patterns have formed on the melting pond ice.



And Sadie the Newfoundland puppy has joined the crew.

A Walk in the Woods contains photos from newsroom staffer Anna Applegate’s daily jaunts around her neck of the woods. Tagging along on the treks are dogs, Buford and Sherman, and goats, Kyle and Kennedy. Applegate manages the Good Times and can be emailed at