The creek bottom
plunges deeper and the still, pooled water in the channel laps at the suspender hooks at the top of my waders.
We leave early and drive along the creek bottoms
, thick with sycamore trees that have brown and white bark spots swirled together like camouflage, and pass Sugar Run Picnic Area, named after the sugary water that ran downstream from old moonshine stills.
As farmland deer retreat into wood-lots and creek bottoms
after crops are cut, they often find themselves hurting for food.
I saw a buck that same day, in the same creek bottom
, taking it with a vintage Mannlicher 9x56mm carbine.
We have one small and two large garden plots--a little over 6,000 square feet total -- and are planning on breaking out some creek bottom
land for asparagus, herbs and other vegetables to sell.
When the barn, feeding shed and twin silos were destroyed by a lightning bolt during a late July thunderstorm in 1922, Dad somehow traded for the mill and its 20 hp Case steam engine, and had it reassembled on the south edge of the back 20-acre creek bottom
We're perched in a pine tree 60 yards from each edge of a two-acre property situated along a creek bottom
that meanders between hundreds of houses.
My creek bottom
was running out and I had to make my way back up the hill toward another pasture.
If they're working, say, an alder-choked creek bottom
, they can stay on the fringes, let the dogs get in the thick stuff, and then they don't have to get up on the dog to flush the bird.
Shortly after their return trip, a very respectable 10-pointer would start feeding into a small creek bottom
behind some houses.
The entire creek bottom
is one big thicket, hard to push through, difficult to get a clean shot.