Now that the lake behind us has dropped to a normal level, Bud has been able to go out exploring in the formerly flooded woods. The ground is still very spongy and I sink in a quarter to a half inch and sometimes wonder if I will be swallowed by the muck. But Bud isn’t bothered by the soft ground at all. Much of the woods floor is covered with rotting sticks and branches. Bud found a log with a rotten center to investigate. The hole was big enough for him to dive right into!