WALKING TRAILS, GARDENS AND HERITAGE ANIMALS
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Where ever I have lived I have built trails. Recreating a bit of home, to get
in touch, I guess. Trails are every where back home. They are work in progress,
some are years old and beautifully overgrown, while others are still raw wounds
in the side of a steep bank.
I find it a challenge to fit them in our landscape, to open up even the most
rugged corners of our property, so we can access them with relative ease.
Then watch them being overtaken by nature again. All we use is a
lawnmower to maintain a passage. They are a work in progress.
- Willem van den Hoek
That Dutchman's Farm consists of approximately 50 acres of farm
fields, which spread southwards from our building site toward the
bay, and over seventy acres of woodland running north.
A brook runs north south in a deeply cut ravine, bisecting the
woodland section. This section consists of a great variety of
landscapes, i.e. plateaus, steep hillsides, bogs, open meadows,
hardwoods, softwoods, and a deep valley-bottom shaped by the
Over the last ten years we have built a network of walking trails
that crisscross our "lands". The natural state is "spiked" (enhanced)
with extra interesting features. (Do our online tour for a peek!)