Category Archives: Uncategorized

The fuel that warms you twice…

…and only breaks your back once. I’ve been pulling pallets apart, converting these… To this… And I do confess, usually I go for the less labor-intensive method of just chopping the damned things to pieces with an electric saw. But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Chasing the Bull

Okay, there’s this bull in the herd that keeps crossing my territory to get to Landlady’s meadow and the watering station, right? And we’ve had a meeting or two, nothing too dramatic. I keep my eyes open for him when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

We need a national conversation about common-sense measures to stop cop violence.

Good god. GBI: Officer shot responding to wrong home shot by other officer Yes, a police officer was shot by another police officer. At the wrong house. That’s the whole story, citizens, nothing more to see, move along. Unless you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Some thoughts on storage battery layout…

It’s the first of the month, which makes it Battery Day at the Gulch. I thought, since I’ve got this good camera now, I’d take a moment and express some of our community battery guy’s pet peeves. If you plan … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

…like a dog chasing a bus…

…the worst thing that can happen is that you catch it. This little channel is a short cut the wash cut for itself, probably many many years ago. It has the advantage of shaving hundreds of yards off the trip … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Any aircraft recognition experts out there?

Not every day you see a four-engine prop plane anymore… This one overflew the Lair this morning, very slowly. I assume in the absence of any evidence that it’s one of those planes that drops fire retardant, but have no … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments

A strange new day

The hens and pullets (and Seymour, the wannabe pullet who so far wants no further part of this “interact with the hens” thing) woke to a terrifying new reality: The gate between the coops was down! What are we supposed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We’ve lived together seven years, and I’m still just the nanny.

Ghost had a big weekend. Friday evening he vanished, and an hour later I got a call from Weekender Neighbor L. “Ghost is here, guess we’ll have him for the weekend. Okay, so LB and I batched it till Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Well no wonder we got that spate of articles on how illegal it is to shoot down drones…

First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

I woke up to a funny!

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Let’s be careful in there.

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

And this is why a fire in the Secret Lair would be a very bad thing.

Or worse, in the powershed. This is supposedly 2000 rounds of 7.62 X 39 cooking off.

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

No. No “conversation.”

Here’s somebody else who’s suffered a loss, and decided that somehow it’s my fault. “We need to have a substantive conversation on what is going on in America that is allowing evil to continue to crop up over love? Is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Look at all that beef. Let’s not make it mad.

Out where the wash hits a cliff and turns away from the cabin, there’s a single small cottonwood tree. They’re rare in the desert, always where they can find water, and this one’s mine. It never seems to grow, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

And on that subject, sort of…What’s the only force powerful enough to defeat the irresistible Total Surveillance State?

Its own unmovable bureaucracy. 😉

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s not the guards in this asylum that worry me, it’s the inmates.

I knew the guards were going to be all “I don’t write the laws, I just enforce them,” and “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time,” and “just obey all my commands and I won’t have to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

It’s all Commenter Ben’s fault.

I decided to take his advice and start the day by letting that cock bird out of the small enclosure. Old Control Freak Joel has trouble letting go of controlled situations, usually to the point where they do more harm … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

One of those days…

Spent the morning in town with my neighbor, collecting the last of his stolen stuff from the sheriff. Though he lost some expensive stuff, for a wonder he got all the solar gear back. So now he can move ahead … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One of my pullets is crowing.

Pullet: a young hen; specifically : a hen of the domestic chicken less than a year old And yet I’ve suspected from early on that somebody made a little mistake in sexing one of mine. A slightly more conspicuous comb, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

The Three Phases of Life

And that’s where we are now.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment