It's been a very long time since I updated this page. We gave up on the livestock when we had only one duck left. It was very lonely and I didn't see what good having one duck would do. Also, the owner of the dog was taken to court and finally tied the dog up. Hopefully, next year we will have better luck.
There was a lot of snow earlier in the year and we went out to take photos of Pathfinder Dam going over the spillway, as it did last year.
The pelicans were all over this year. We saw huge groups every time we went out there. They have little fear of people.
We did well in hunting season. The three deer living in our yard are no longer living there! It won't take long for others to take their place, I'm sure! We opted not to hunt antelope at the ranch, since we had meat left from last year and really didn't need any more. We have to take the truck to the ranch to hunt and with gas over $3 a gallon, it did not seem worth it.
The Hut at the ranch is now insulated. That should give us a longer period where we can go down and stay overnight. Without insulation, the temperature could down to 40 degrees or less at night. Even with a propane heater, it still was quite cold. The walls are now pegboard on top and painted waverboard on the lower wall. Plus, we also added another window for better ventilation.