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Critters and such…

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Seasons, Uncategorized

We went for a hike on Friday.  We went down to the old Well #5 to see if it still had water in the tank, then we hiked around the road and up to Gunners Mate Road (about 3 miles altogether).  On the way, we found some interesting critters.

Here is one of a pair of baby Horned Toad Lizards that were only about six feet from each other on the road. He had just caugth a bug of some kind to eat.

Baby Horned Toad

Baby Horned Toad

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Fall Campfire

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Seasons

We brought the two grandsons up for October Break.  One of the highlights of the trip was that it was calm enough and not too dry to have a campfire.  We dug out the old “Dave Coester” built fire ring, and taught the two boys how to build a proper fire.  Then we roasted marshmellows over the coals.  It was cool.

Campfire

Campfire

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Toilet Install

by on Oct.17, 2010, under Plumbing

Welcome to civilization…

We managed to install out toilet in the bathroom at the Littlehouse last week, we also made sure to get new Toilet Backup Repair Services because there was definitely something wrong with our last one.  I didn’t make any step-by-step photos, but they are all pretty much the same.

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Sterling Stinson model

Sterling Stinson model

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Fall Maintenance 2010

by on Oct.06, 2010, under Ranch Maintenance

While I was up laying floor tile, I had some drying time to make use of.  I re-insulated the water inlet pipes.  I don’t know what happened to the first application, but it was gone.  This time, I used platic ties, as well as electrical tape to hold it in place.

Water Inlet re-insulated

Water Inlet re-insulated

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Early October 2010

by on Oct.06, 2010, under Seasons

I went up last Friday to finish the bathroom floor tiles.  On Monday, a storm rolled in.  It was one of the biggest storms I have witnessed there.  Wave after wave of thunderstorms started around noon and continued until the next day at 7:00 pm.  Our neighbor Wayne said we got about 1.7 inches at his place, with winds of 50 mph.  I believe it, as the Littlehouse was really shaking.

Anyway, since the camera batteries were dead, I couldn’t catch any good pictures during the storm, as the cellphone (with camera) was up at the phone booth. So on Wednesday morning, I took some post-storm photos.  They aren’t very good quality (from the cellphone) but better than nothing.

The road had dried enough by Wednesday morning at 10:00am to take off toward the Valley.

Markham Pass drying

Markham Pass drying

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