Saturday, February 7, 2009
This photo from the afternoon - Beatrice being hand fed. I'm more afraid to hand a dog biscuit to Chuck's dog Hanna than I am sticking my fingers this close to Beatrice's choppers. Had a successful trip to Alpine today. Stocked up on food for me, range feed for my longhorn buddies, and more plumbing bits to rig a faucet from my SHWH for worshing dishes. Prepped the parts for this new addition to my quality of life this afternoon. Also ordered another 180 cinder blocks, 20 bags of concrete, and some 3/8" re bar just for fun. Getting ready to start the big construction project of the spring - the greenhouse building. Even got a good lead on some shipping containers out of Ft. Stockton. As usual, things seem to keep coming together. The tricky part out here is making things happen.
A neighbor/friend that I met last year is out this weekend on his meager 460 acres just SW of me. His buddy bagged an Aoudad this trip. This is the real life version of World of Warcraft. Now I'm not quite up to hunting yet myself...but as far as father/son bonding goes - camping and hunting beats the hell out of sitting around the house watching TV or playing computer games all weekend.
Gusty winds out of the east tonight - my mini wind farm is screaming away out there. 50% chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow night......yippeeeee!