Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Found a baby Diamond back last night. The forty dispatched him nice enough.
Saw our first official Scorpion today. it was outside by the drive gate. looks as thougj i ran over it comining home last night! it may be what bit one of the dogs the other day. One of the pups was bit on Monday, her face swelled up like a pit bull.
Also spotted a Blue Jay this morning. With the changing weather, so do the critters.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
What a great storm we had last night! It lasted about 4hrs, and had some of the most intense lightning I can remember seeing. It flashed so much that it looked like a strobe light was going off. I tried to catch it on the camera phone, but it just didn't want to cooperate last night. We also got some much needed rain, and with any luck we'll get some more today. There is a another round coming from the south according the weather service.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I also started working on the gun range. It is a hundred feet long, and when it's finished, it'll be great for smal cal., BB, and archery. It'll have a shooters bench, and spotters perch. With three targets fixed at fifty, seventy-five, and a hundred feet. It's what's needed to keep us in practice. Just leave it to us zonies!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
What time we did spend, we spent planning our building strategy. I think we did come to a conclusion. We are going to finish the room in front of the fifth wheel first (it will have a school room front. Painted red, and will house our schooling materials and have work stations for the three of us. We already have a few cabinets and a counter top for the main working surface. We also have a few old school desks to refinish and install.) After that, our next project will be the Saloon. (Every town needs a saloon. Ours will be no different. It will be a small room. Approximately ten by twenty. With only three sides, the fourth will be a quarter wall and screen. The board walk will continue in front.) After those, we will be able to start the framing of the main house. Only problem is financing, we just need to find a way to pay for all this :)
Oh, and we also need to start the church some time in all this. We had planned to build a small church on one of the ridges, using 6x6x10 lumber and building it like a log structure.
Another pressing project is the road. To get supplies in and out, we are going to have to do something with the road. During this dry period it has gotten so soft that our truck got stuck trying to get in. We do have a game plan. We are going to move the road some twenty feet north up the wash, adding a small dip for the water, eliminating the three-hundred foot drive in the softest sand I've seen since going to glamis! This should help.
So that is the plan. We'll see in the near future, just how much we will get done. Our building window is not all that long. We have about two maybe three weeks of the hot whether left. Our night time temperatures have already dropped to the mid sixties, but the day time highs are still touching the triple digit mark. Around the second week of November our temperatures will really drop, and the day time highs will be mid fifties, if we're lucky! So we do have a lot to do, in a short time. Like always I'll keep everyone posted.
Now I do want to add, that if anyone has the notion to donate money to all this they can send us Home Depot gift cards at any time :) Just in case...
Monday, August 17, 2009
(just an fyi it's my B-Day today, and I will accept any and all $ especially HomeDepot gift cards)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
oh... The original title was "Melt down" :)
HI Everybody......enjoyed all of your letters and now I will tell you about my gene lineage......No one from my gene pool has a college degree, some have gone to college but never finished...... all of us have had Jobs but no careers....none of us own or operate any business of our own...... we all chose to have the number of children in our immediate families.......All of us married people of our social & economical status....Our extensive travelling is to city parks and local casinos....We all have lived in or still are living in mobile homes (you know the ones with wheels).....We don't smoke but we do social drinking......And for the most part we are blue jeans and tee shirt people.....near about rednecks you might say.....just don't want you to have culture shock when you come out here and if your real good we might take you to our 80 acres outside of town,with real flush toilets and running water from our water tank which has to be hauled in ,no electricity but hav
e generators.....This is just a synopsis of who we are, will tell you more later...By the way our mother came from the back Hills of Missouri what do you expect.....
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
It was 55 last night! I couldn't believe it. Not that I am complaining. It just caught us off guard. We had a good BBQ last night, chicken, salad, gralic toast, and grilled zucchini... It was so good, and if it wasn't so dark, I would have snapped a shot.
well, off to go on a ride.
Friday, August 7, 2009
It is 68 this morning with a sligjt breeze, just enough to ring the wind chimes. We can't hear any freeway noise, just the qual, krickets, and two bumble bees flying around. It really feels like it should Fall!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
And good thing we went down and filled all the bottles... Even though the road took it's first victim, by sinking the Dodge on the way back! We also received our first water delivery on Monday.
That's life on the ranch...