Ryan came by at 8:30 and we headed over to hook up the trailer I found for him. Chuck came by to lend a hand and Ryan was on his way to Alpine by 9;30 to pick up the bobcat - before he hit the road, he checked the trailer lighting, bearing grease, and tire pressure...I stopped at the GrubShack for breakfast with Chk&Kthy.
Came back to the Field Lab and got all prepped to finish priming the containers then ended up spending a couple of hours peeling the last EVERGREEN letters off the south side of the SW container. Stopped back at the GrubShack for late afternoon ice tea. Betty sells ice now - $1.50 / bag...best price south of Alpine!
Took a go kart ride over to check on Ryan. He just finished up all the digging including his newly leveled spot for his trailer, a rough cut road to the top of his hill, and some Terlingua Ranch Road repair he needed to do. Then he offered to come over for some dam digging for me. I obliged. He trailered the rig over to my place and spent an hour and a half digging out more dirt for the lower reservoir. He ran back and forth with the bobcat effortlessly. Now all I need is one more good rain to flush the area out and I will be ready for the new lower pond. Looks like we are near the end of evening thunderstorm threats. I predict we are in for the traditional 6 weeks super hot'n'sunny dry spell for June and part of July.
Worked a loaf of solar oven bread into the schedule today. This one is pretty spicy...with chipolte peppers. Ryan got a big chunk to take home for his efforts. That's the barter system at its ' finest....I hook him up with a trailer and get two weeks worth of what would be hand labor finished in less than 2 hours. My friend the trailer owner will be handsomely rewarded as well. This is the diesel generator that Ryan uses for his trailer which gets winched up to this pickup when he is on the road. Diego waited in the full on AC cooled trailer while Ryan was digging for me.