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Care packages!

Landlady’s been on the road and came to the Gulch unexpectedly on her way back to the city. Care packages!

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Beware of Cow

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Being out of touch, I did not know this…

I did not know that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did have an armed police “resource officer” present at the time. And he stood out in the parking lot and called in the incident*. But it’s your fault and mine … Continue reading

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Oh, for heaven’s sake. What is that?

Yesterday I moved the game camera to a view of the wash. This morning at seven AM, this happened… I do believe that’s an extremely curious bobcat, but couldn’t swear to it in court. 😀

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Hey! That was simple.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Curious that this “mass shooting” isn’t all over the news…

Isn’t it exactly what our would-be masters say they’re protecting us from, when they say “civilians” shouldn’t have guns? But I first saw it at Captain’s Journal*, then had to climb down a rabbit hole to find any actual news … Continue reading

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Hail hail LED

I did it again! Left that damned powershed light on all night. In the days of 2-battery power storage and CFL lighting, this was a serious and possibly even mortal sin. Now it’s rather more venial, probably worth no more … Continue reading

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I wish I knew how to make a .gif file…

…because this would be hilarious. I got a kick out of this – I do believe the Official TUAK Gamecam came within two bull synapses and a bull neuron of being obliterated. I’ve got like 32 frames of this bull … Continue reading

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The next election is always the most crucial in history.

Conservatives love to go on about how liberals/progressives keep beating the same old rhetorical drums, never noticing how worn their own drumheads have become. Case in point… [#Nevertrump’s] mission is to destroy Trump, reverse the gains made over the past … Continue reading

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Patreon! You guys are going to make me work, huh?

Okay. When I reach $100 per month, I’ll repair the Jeep’s shock absorbers! Landlady will be very surprised and proud. I can do that. Can’t honestly say I’ll get right on it, not all at once, since the shocks’ll cost … Continue reading

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Damn, that’s pleasant…

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Wind damage at the Big Chickenhouse

The one specific thing I was a little afraid the wind would do, the wind did. When the wind gets strong across Landlady’s ridgetop, it blows directly against the front door of the Big Chickenhouse. The door is cheap pressboard … Continue reading

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The Secret Lair has died and gone to Michigan…

When I let LB out at 5:30 there was no light – I could tell it had snowed but not how much or whether it was still snowing. It was still snowing. It is still snowing. Big fluffy bundles of … Continue reading

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Lots of weather. Winter returns, dammit.

So yesterday we were promised low fifties temps and damaging wind. We got low fifties temp and damaging wind, even down in the hollow… Afternoon saw me out with my brush saw, clearing a big piece of the juniper grove … Continue reading

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Congress must disarm all the sane people who didn’t lose their shit and kill a lot of people!

Right, I’m just going to turn the Jeep radio right off for the duration, so I don’t need to hear any more admiring paeans to the clueless schoolchildren currently being bussed around to repeat words placed in their little mouths … Continue reading

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Cows are calving…

I set up the game camera next to a well-used cattle trail last week. Turned out to be a mistake in terms of wildlife, but I got hundreds of pictures of cattle placidly strolling back and forth. Including these from … Continue reading

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Weatherman says we’ve got one nice day, so I must use it for something not nice.

Yesterday actually wasn’t all that bad, but muddy as hell after Thursday and Friday. This afternoon the wind will come up – in fact that’s already started – and it’s supposed to get wet again. Tomorrow is scheduled for cool … Continue reading

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Advice from chicken experts needed.

These are the four ladies I currently have at the Secret Lair. There are nine more just like them, from the same batch, at the Big Chickenhouse at Landlady’s place. Until Autumn these chickens have been exemplary. They don’t fight, … Continue reading

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That escalated quickly…

Really didn’t even want to go to town this weekend. I’ve had all the “town” I want to see for a while, to be honest, and I have enough drinking water for another week. But it’s bad practice not to … Continue reading

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Clouds went away overnight…

So the morning turned colder, of course. Not real cold, expect it’ll warm up pretty well once the sun comes up. Hopefully the place will dry out enough it’ll make sense to clean the mud off my boots. But right … Continue reading

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