Thursday, March 10, 2011

youth advocate...

Back to basics today....feeding my rabbit greenhouse guardians, cow, and burro.  Made a late afternoon run down to the Ghost Town for Benita water and spied what I think is the first bluebonnet bloom along HYW 118.  Record setting cold snap and draught conditions are gonna make it tough on all the plants out here.  While I waited for the water to siphon out - I repaired a cow-chewed line to my IP cam that is now visible again from my dot org website. 













As long as I got all these new friends visiting my blog, I thought I should pass along a link to a very good friend and neighbor of mine out here.  Dan is roughing it in the desert just like me but with a totally different mission.  Not the typical outback blogger, but a man who certainly deserves attention for his efforts.  His calling is to help kids in trouble.... underage kids trapped in the adult criminal justice system.  Please give his blog a look...these kids are doomed without Dan's help.  http://wandervogeldiary.wordpress.com/  69,82,48,0,C

17 comments:

Julie said...

I'm new to your blog and happy to be here. But wondering what the numbers following each entry refer to. I'm assuming (I know, "makes an ass . . . ") that they are tags, but need to know where to find the key.

Thanks.

Your bluebonnet today gives this Texas old gal hope that spring is just around the corner.

James said...

Julie you would have to read back pretty far to find your answer. its temp readings. if i remember right, temp at 8pm, high, low, and amount of rain fall.

fallerya said...

Julie- Read yesterday's entry. There's a whole explanation there.

Susanna said...

Thank you posting the flower, John. We - and our dreams of spring - are still covered in inches of snow here in northern Utah.

How can i get an email notice of a new posting? Or do i just show up each night and hope for the best? :)

madtrappermadtrapper said...

Nice picture of the blue bonnet,spring must be springing.we have at least two months waait in North Dakota.

wickets said...

saw the story in the paper yesterday and all I can say is wow. What a way to live One question though.....dont you miss kissing once in a while? Not being able to kiss a girl every so often is the only thing that stops me living a life like yours.....so will do so vicariously! THANKS

neil said...

marfapublicradio.org/2011/03/the-field-lab-of-terlingua

Pohlmann, said...

An inspiration to this p/t Spencertown resident (Hemlock Lane off 203) with 20 semi-barren acres outside Snowflake AZ. I was thinking a yurt or Airstream but now I am inspired to think bigger. BTW, Dan Rundell finally opened his diner to great success & the boys have given up on the Spencertown County Store...

Susan Turner Pohlmann
NYC

Susanna said...

@Wickets: Don't mind my saying, but living in the desert might get you more butterfly kisses - if nothing else - than living in, say, a small, conservative town :) Just sayin'

s said...

What are you cooking today, John ?

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Richard in Houston said...

Howdy from Houston, John.

Discovered your blog and website a few days. Intriguing and inspirational!

It's gotten me even more excited about spending the week in your neck of the woods next week.

Thanks for sharing.

Liberty N. Justice said...

I read the NYTimes article and it struck home. I am experiencing in Connecticut many of the big major problem issues you experienced in upstate New York. And I believe the only solution is to Flee. Flee! Flee! The people are also mostly corrupt and horrible, too.
But what I wonder is how do you handle the adjustment from the lush green, and water, of the northeast, to the dry desert conditions of Texas? I would have fled several years ago, but I just don't know where to go. Yours is a brave and interesting experience. And I hear you about getting this debt and "TAXES!!!" off your back. Forces an endless work cycle. I always say I'm going to move to a mobile home in West Virgina. Dunno.
I would like to buy some postcards, but I won't deal though paypal. Maybe I'll just send the cash and go on the trust basis.
Regards to Benita.
Tess

MrBill said...

Just read your article and experience in the FtWorth paper this morning. You are a guy after my heart. Proud of you, bro. If I hadn't re-married 13 years ago, sounds like something I would have done. Power to ya! Keep up the research, loove readin' about it.

celine secada said...

Bless him for helping kids. There are so few adults willing to get involved nowadays. I used to work with Mentoring USA and with kids in foster care. Their stories can break your heart...

Russell O said...

A rabbit as your greenhouse guard? Hmmm Peter will be happy!

Finn Alexander Kristiansen said...

I too saw the writeup in the NY Times and thought this was just amazingly cool. Very inspiring. (Although, like another poster, I thought, "Texas? Desert?"). My version would have to be more scenic in a green colored way.