Sunday, February 13, 2011

HAD MYSELF A TOTALLY GREAT DAY DOING YARD WORK:))

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FRONT YARD AT THE FLYING W RANCH AS SEEN THROUGH OUR MOTOR HOME WINDOW THIS MORNING

I am going to really try & keep this blog short tonight simply because if I don’t I am going to fall face forward on the keyboard sound asleep.

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BURNING PILES OF BRUSH IN THE SIDE YARD THIS MORNING

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FRONT YARD VIEWS & BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS

I was out the door this morning about 9 & spent a big part of the day on the end of a rake burning piles & piles of bone dry tumbleweed.  These dried shrubs are a bit of nasty business because of their tiny prickly stickers that get in your shoes & socks.  Behind the house these densely packed Tumbleweeds stretch for as far as one can see.  Ray tells me this stuff should be mowed & cut low during the Monsoon season to stop it from growing into the dry 3 foot high tumbleweed state.  You can’t even walk through this stuff. 

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FOUND THIS OLD TUB, DRAGGED IT OUT & FILLED IT WITH WATER FOR THE DEER

Many concerned comments on the well being of Pancho, Sarah & Nellie.    Next time over at the Ranch I will pass on all those nice comments when I’m talking to the Donkeys again.  Laurie from, SEMI-TRUE TALES OF OUR LIFE ON THE ROAD sent a couple cute baby pictures of Nellie this morning.  Laurie & Odel are friends of ranch owners Jeanie & Ray & did some ranch sitting back in 05.  Thanks for the pics Laurie:))

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WHAT A CUTIE THAT LITTLE NELLIE WAS IN 05:))

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NELLIE & ODEL

Kelly & I feel so at home here at this location that we will definitely stay on for a bit.  It is soooooo peaceful & is just the type of place we have always talked about we would like to have.  And we sure have been talking about the Flying W Ranch these past few days.

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WORKSHOP SHED ON LEFT & WATER PUMP HOUSE ON RIGHT 

I am totally enjoying myself doing some actual physical work again & it is exactly what I have needed.  I love a challenge & it feels so great to go to bed with good old tired muscles again.  Haven’t had this much fun in years.  Regardless of what finally shakes out here this week we will definitely leave at some point with a great feeling inside knowing the clean up improvements we have made to the property.  We have a habit of doing that from time to time:))

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LOTS OF ROOM FOR A WHOLE HERD OF CHICKENS HERE…THAT YELLOW STUFF IS THE NASTY TUMBLEWEED  THAT NEEDS TO BE CLEARED OUT EVERYWHERE 

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ROLLING AN OLD BURNING BARREL UP THE LANE THIS MORNING

Tomorrow I will continue working on the grounds & we will continue our discussions about…..the Flying W Ranch:))

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TEST PHOTO OF TONIGHT’S MOON WITH THE 70-300 NIKOR LENS THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE NIKON D50 WHEN IT FELL….LENS IS STILL SHARP

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SPOOKY EYES IN TONIGHT’S SUNSET OVER THE MULE MOUNTAINS

GROANER’S CORNER:((  He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

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18 comments:

  1. Great moon shot - guess the lens is okey-dokey. Just wondered if you could bottle up some of that love you have for yard work. I'd like to slip a little in Russ's coffee!

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  2. I hate to say it, but the tumbleweed stickers and the creosote bush pricklies and all those things that hurt both me and Lady, are the reason I could never spend much time in the desert. I see a beautiful landscape through your pictures, but I don't think I would like it for long except right after the rains. The scenery is majestic though.

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  3. Looks like you were lucky with the lens, bet you can't wait for the new camera to arrive.These new DSRL camera's never cease to amaze me, I can't believe the eagle shot I took at 200mm from about a quarter mile away and who knows how high in the air, all it was was a dot in the viewfinder,and with the help of Picasso you saw the result. just amazing.Stay busy you seem to be really enjoying that ranch. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

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  4. nothing like a hard day's work to make the body tired enough to have a good night's sleep!!!
    nice moon shot today!!!

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  5. Is the yard fenced at the Flying W to keep the good guys in and the bad guys out? :)

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  6. Glad I got caught up on your blog AFTER the donkey's were found! Great pictures, especially like the one of the moon.
    Jan

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  7. Finally taking a minute to let you know how much we love your blog. Although we were invited to come along to meet you last year with "Froggi" & Stu, we weren't able to because we were in the middle of purchasing a new 5th wheel. I've been following your blog ever since.

    Love the areas where you guys have been; we just love the southwest/west in general. We lived 30 years east of Albuquerque, and still have land in a pretty remote spot in the NM mountains. If we wanted cold temps like you guys have been having, we'd just go there!

    Really enjoy your writing!

    Renee

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  8. Sounds like you guys are becoming, or about to become, homesteaders (whatever that means)!!

    Glad the big lens appears to be o.k.

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  9. A hard days work usually does the trick for a good nights sleep. Hopefully the muscles won't be to sore in the morning.

    Great pics again today!

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  10. Anywhere i am, if a weed needs pulling, pull it, or trash needs picked, pick it. Just the way i am, want things about me neat and tidy, (at least outside :) seems as if u are the same way.

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  11. You do sound less than ambivalent about the Flying W. Maybe you'll become our full-time winter neighbors! I could see us there too, except for the yardwork!

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  12. Yes, I think that place has your name on it, and Kelly is a citizen so why not?

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  13. Me thinks the Bayfield Bunch liketh the ranch ...LOTS! Lead with your heart, and things will happen.

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  14. I sure like my D5000 and I bang it around a lot....just knocked it off the 4 wheeler into the rocks yesterday..... Didn't seem to hurt it any.
    I really like that Flying W, Al. You and Ms Kelly could do a lot to it......live the dream...

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  15. Hmmm that view out that windshield is sure one purdy ranch!

    Perhaps a rental contract to keep the property off the market for a year as renters, with an option to purchase after that, with a set amount of the rent going towards a downpayment?


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  16. Hmmm that view out that windshield is sure one purdy ranch!

    Perhaps a rental contract to keep the property off the market for a year as renters, with an option to purchase after that, with a set amount of the rent going towards a downpayment?


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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  17. I agree with a previous poster. You probably have plenty of time to work out the details. It’s human nature to feel, when you find something you REALLY want, that there thousands of others that want the exact same thing. Usually isn’t true.

    When we bought the land that you visited near SV, it had been on the market almost a year. Granted, it only had a well on it and nothing else, but it was so perfect for us that we made a quick bid on it so no one else would get it. The “kicking myself” started when the owners accepted my first bid in less than 24 hours. I hadn’t taken the time to do my homework. You’ve probably got the time so don’t give up, if it’s what you really want.

    Pat

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