The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
This is how our day started!!
Getting to chat for a while with the hound trainer, who was waiting for another hound to show up, was a great experience. There was a tracking collar on the dog, but it was still 4 miles away. Those guys do an incredible job with their dogs.
Roz off and running!
As you can see Todd and the dog do all the work in the woods.
Whenever I walk along the path, I hope something flies out at the right moment
so I can capture it on video.
Keeping an eye on the road for approaching cars is also important.
In spite of the fact that Roz is young and still getting used to running in the woods, this was a great run for her.
This video is a young springer spaniel named Lucy.
During her run in the woods she put up a grouse and a woodcock.
Turn volume up so you can hear Todd talking.
Lucy after her run!
Time to fix the tail!
We were driving down one of the lanes and had seen a grouse walking around, so we put Roz down to see if she can find and flush it. Well, she did that and had a blast!
Puppy Walk Time!
Running around together is great for the puppies, and hopefully they smell or spot grouse/woodcock as they get to run around together.
There were four grouse that got up in this run as the group of puppies ran around. Typically, grouse get pressured and get up. As puppies, they are too young to get that close to the grouse. Regardless, they all gained a great deal from this experience.
Fun Time For The Puppies!!
Oh To Be A Puppy!
Found a great training field for the dogs on the way home..
Elk viewing area on the way home.
Yep Elk in MI..
That's it for today, hope y'all enjoyed!
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