Thursday, October 1, 2009
81,92,67,.10 Another month - another day of grounds keeping. Moved several items out of view that have laid in position for months without being touched. More Field Lab visits coming up this weekend. Re-stacked the fire pit since I have yet to decide where to move it. Seemed to fill the day just getting organized and sorting things out. Took a walk around the spread and tried to count the population of the endangered plant I have growing out here - lost count around 150. Also on today's schedule was mounting a new piece of glass on the solar water heater manifold and charging up a new battery for the go kart. Forgot to mention that I tweaked it again a couple of days ago. I knew the valves needed to be adjusted but didn't know how (lost the manual). Did a quick internet search and found a video showing the exact procedure....that sure was easy. How did I get by without the internet?
Got a tenth of an inch of rain last night around 10PM. Wetted the road just enough to see a bunch of longhorn tracks this morning. Spotted 6 of them late this afternoon and drove out to deliver a snack. They all followed me back home for seconds. Didn't take long for them to find the bird bath.
New evening entertainment is the PBS series by Ken Burns on the national parks. Brilliant stuff. http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/