Sue and I bundled Mia up into her snow suit Monday morning 02/04/19 for a snowshoeing adventure to Wagon Hill Farm in Durham, NH, a 139-acre property owned by the Town of Durham.
Mia leading the way for Gramps!
Wagon Hill Farm is famous for a wagon that has sat on top of a hill overlooking Route 4 since the early 1960s. It's such a great area with big open fields, and trails through the woods.
I used to take my kids sledding here 25 years ago, Sue and I have hiked all around it, and snowshoed there for years, and now, I can share this with my grand-daughter. How much better can it get?
The brutal cold that had hung over us for the last week had broken, and the temperature had risen almost to 50 degrees F by the time we got our snowshoes on. And, there was no wind as there had been for days - strong, hard wind that swayed the trees, many to the cracking point because of the freezing temperatures that often reached well below zero.
Even with the mild weather, at only 3 and a half, we wondered how Mia would fare with all of this. The snow was not only several inches deep, but now getting heavy in the bright sun. But not only did she hold up, she loved it! Whew! Sue led the way across a large field and down to the woods. We followed a trail that ran along the river through the woods, doing a fairly long loop back up across a lage, rolling field to an old antique wagon - the symbol of Wagon Hill Farm.