Follow me to the break in the fence at the Mumma Farm lane.
Just across the lane is the second break and the trail that heads east toward the Roulette Farm lane. This trail runs north of, and parallel to, the Sunken Road.
This has been a fantastic September for a variety of fungi. Here I demonstrate why a "puffball" has that name, as it explosively sends spores off to insure new generations of progeny.
within shouting distance of the Mumma Farm.
Hey! looks like some work's happening, perfect timing.
Travis mixes up some resin after replacing a rotted timber on one of the historic outbuildings at the Roulette place.
Up the steps to the back porch and Eric from Cultural Resources lets me in for a quick look around.
Here's the cellar door, from where William Roulette watched the Sunken Road fight. Shouting to the Union troops passing in ranks through his farmyard:
Note the hair helping to bond the plaster together on the cellar wall. Again this is typical to the period. This house is still very much the one that William Roulette called home.
The side door provides both my exit, and return route to the outbuilding that's being preserved.
I shout goodbye to the guys and hit the trail back to the VC.
This is one of my favorite times of year, some plants are starting to thin out and others are jungle-lush.