Magazine June 1, 2020, Issue

The Thrill of the Chase

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A  couple years ago I fenced in a corner of my property upstate. The fence makes an irregular triangle, with blunted corners. One side runs behind the carport, the house, and the compost bins, to a point in the woods. The second side runs through the trees, parallel to the seasonal stream, which flows into the pond. The third side curves around the pond, crosses the driveway, and meets the first behind the carport. The enclosed area is about two acres. Half is lawn, half is wild. The upper portion of the wild half is meadow, with aspirations to become …

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