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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Further update

Okay, first the adorably cute puppy pix.  She's actually five years old, but she only weighs 7 lbs, so she seems like a puppy.  Most loveable critter we have ever had.  She sits next me at my desk much of the time.  Unfortunately, she never outgrew getting carsick, so she has to stay home.  Honestly, she hates care rides so much she runs to her crate every time she thinks we're leaving!  She's very happy at home.

Covid warnings were everywhere, though I'm not sure why.  There were so few cases in Wyoming and even fewer deaths.  Guess the liberal media here needed something to terrify us with.  We never had a full shut down and masks were never mandatory.  The traffic never really decreased much so other than destroying the small businesses our governor says he loves, not much changed.  Oil and gas layoffs, coal mine closing and small businesses destroyed by the elected "leader" should clear the state out soon..... 

The redtail hawks were back using the outhouse in the basin as a nesting platform.  Our realtor sent a picture of four eggs in the nest he took with a drone.  We went down Memorial Day and this is what we found:

Last year, Jim went down later, into June and the four babies were larger then.  They had some yellow on them.  These were basically all white.  They hid down in the next quite a bit but would pop their heads up to see what was going on.  Hawks nesting on the roof means we can't use the outhouse, but that's okay.  We have alternatives:  Bucket with plastic liner and sawdust like we use at night.  It's worth it to see the hawks.

Gardening is coming along very slowly.  I dragged the raised bed frames from six years ago into the garden (we were killing weeds in the garden all that summer, so couldn't use the usual area), plus mowed most of the grass off (ducks were living in the garden last year, so lots of grass).  I will till later.  It's so dry, I had to water for several hours in the hopes of getting the ground wet enough to actually till.  The greenhouse remains in need of preparation, but as long as it's hot, I only get and hour or so in mornings and there are other things that need done in addition to the garden.

Signing off for now.  I'll try not to be another 10 months without an update.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Finally, I update!

It's now June and it seems I have neglected this blog for many months.  I guess it was a busy winter.  Certainly an uneventful one.

We are selling our cabin in the Basin due to the evironmental pillaging of the wind tyrants.  We bought ranch land, we now get an INDUSTRIAL POWER PLANT.  Nope, the greedy tyrants will do whatever they want, but we won't be there to see the sagebrush ripped up, tons of concrete poured and thousands of tons of metal shoved into the sagebrush sea.  We will not witness the extinction of the sage grouse and horned lizards at the hands of the greedy new gold rush participants.  Humans never learn.  They just destroy over and over.

I am still working on the garden and with the above average temperatures this week, it's slower than ever.  My plants did well after I put them in front of a window and added artificial light.  They're outside in a small greenhouse at the moment, waiting for their places in the garden and large greenhouse to be prepared.

 I'm going with some pictures now and will add more tomorrow.

 Small buck

 Snow, of which we had very little this year.    Summer is going to be dry.
 Snow cornice formed over eaves trough

More daffodils!
That's it for now.  

Sunday, May 31, 2020

My attention to blogging is not good!

I notice it has been a long time since I put anything on here.  I think they are going to revoke my blogging credentials!!!  Update coming by tomorrow, I promise!
Sasha says you can take my word for that!