Got Moose?

I have been in the woods since the 31st and have left the house/yard once, to go check traps with Evan. I have seen three humans other than the ones that I live with. The fuel man, a retired Warden, and a forester who works at the logging depot.

It’s very necessary for us to break up our scenery and go for a ride once or twice a week. Yesterday afternoon we packed up and got ready to head out in search of moose.

We got lucky and spotted around 20 moose. Five bulls, several cows, and a couple of cows with their calves. Most of them did NOT want their picture taken but there were a couple who stood pretty for me for a couple of minutes.

Otter tracks. Evan told me tonight that the otter will run and then those are the drag marks that you see.

Otter tracks. The otter runs and then slides…so those are the drag marks that you see.


Momma and her baby

Momma and her baby


There were several times that I looked back at Evan and asked if I should stop walking closer. Even though they tend to act a little numb, they intimidate me a little! I was so excited to get these shots.

It was a beautiful afternoon with my boys. It looks like we will be snowed in for today! It’s coming down hard up here in the North Woods. Hope everyone has a safe and cozy snowy Sunday!

Rianne Ackley

About Rianne Ackley

I grew up in Downeast Maine but have recently relocated to the North Woods. I live in Clayton Lake where I am a stay at home Mom to two beautifully wild little boys and wife to a Maine State Game Warden. I am a lover of the simple things in life...a good book, a song, a rainy day, a bowl of white popcorn, etc. I have a slight obsession with all things food. Love cooking it, eating it, looking at it, smelling it, reading about it, etc. I am a firm believer that life is what you make it.