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More Washhouse Building Aug 2004

by on Aug.30, 2004, under WashHouse

Shade Damage

On our next trip, in mid-August, we had a monster dust-devil come through camp about 10 minutes after setting up our shade canopy. It ripped out all the tent stakes and pins that were holding the structure down. Guess we need some bigger ones! The tarp was ripped a bit at a spot which doesn’t really matter, and some of the joints got bent.

We straightened things up, and it looks like the shade structure will still work ok.

Ramada Blew Over

Ramada Blew Over

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Shade Structures

by on Aug.30, 2004, under Shade Structures

Shade Structures
There are a few basic things you need to be comfortable while building at the ranch. One of the first things you need is some type of shade to seek refuge in. Here is our solution to that problem.

Camp Site

Camp Site

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August at the Ranch

by on Aug.25, 2004, under Seasons

August

Monsoons Continue
The complete month of August usually consists of clear skys in the mornings, clouding in the afternoons, with good chances for rain in the area. It doesn’t always rain exactly where you are, but you can usually see some from where you are.
North Wash
August 21st, 2004.
Afternoon.
The north was shows signs of recent water flow, and a growth of nice green vegetation.

North Wash in August

North Wash in August

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Framing the WashHouse

by on Aug.12, 2004, under WashHouse

Two Walls Up

We started on the east wall. After nailing it together on the floor, we squared it up and attached a temporary cross brace to keep it from racking as we lifted it into place.

Then we held it in place with two more temporary supports to the floor platform.

The north wall was small enough that it didn’t need the extra supports.

Two Walls Up

Two Walls Up

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