Bold Elk Pays a Visit

by on Sep.21, 2016, under Seasons

This Elk seemed a little curious about the whole “cabin in the middle of the wilderness” thing…


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My New (Old) Tractor

by on Sep.01, 2016, under Ranch Maintenance

While visiting relatives in Arkansas this summer, My brother Roger offered a deal I couldn’t refuse on a 1973 Ford 2000 tractor.  This is a small tractor useful for light grading, pulling, chopping weeds, etc.  After returning to Arizona, I prepared my trailer for the long round trip to Arkansas and back, and set off to pick up my new prize.


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January 2016 Visit

by on Jan.31, 2016, under Electrical, Security

We’re doing some remodelling down in the valley, so I needed to come up and borrow some of my tools that I had stored at the Ranch.  Since I was making the trip, I used this time to upgrade one of the security cameras to provide a much more detailed high-resolution capture when motion was detected.  With the old camera, I had a hard time distinguishing who had been captured by the camera, because the photos were of such low resolution.  The new camera takes much clearer pictures, and when I view them at full resolution, I can zoom in to see minute details.

HikVision Security Camera

HikVision Security Camera

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First Monsoon Storm 2015

by on Jul.10, 2015, under Seasons

We made it up to the Ranch in May to get the Littlehouse ready for summer.  Forgot to take any pictures for that trip.

Later, I went up to the Ranch for the weekend of June 27th for our annual Ham radio Field Day event.  Radio conditions were only fair this year, but we did get a really good thunderstorm on Saturday afternoon.


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October Break

by on Oct.20, 2014, under Family

Had Sarah’s family come up for the weekend at October Break.  The two older grandsons came up with me on Wednesday, and the rest came up on Friday.

The boy’s job for this trip was to gather the waste lumber that was stashed in the loft and under the shed, cut it up and burn it.  Fire and teenagers… what could go wrong??

Hunter and Alex tending the fire

Hunter and Alex tending the fire

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