ALL TONIGHT’S PHOTOS ARE ON THE PROPERTY WE ARE MOVING TO FRIDAY MORNING
Wished I could start this blog off by saying Pancho, Nellie & Sarah have been found….but I cannot. There has not been one single sighting of them despite the number of people in the area. Border patrol has been notified to keep an eye out for them as well. It is looking more & more like they have been stolen & here is something odd. Just 2 days before they went missing a lady stopped into the Ranch & asked Jeanie & Ray if they would like to sell the Donkeys. Thinking nothing of it they didn’t get a license number. In some ways it is still like the old West here in Cochise County with cattle & horse rustling going on. Donkey rustling as well it appears. Hopefully they are just off grazing somewhere.
GONNA NEED JUDY’S HELP IN IDENTIFYING ALL THE BIRDS IN TONIGHT’S POST.
Mornings generally start out pretty quiet here at the Bayfield Bunch. Me in my chair, computer on my lap & Kelly over at the little computer table by the door. Quiet that is……until the Motormouse finally wakes up around 8. A little furry head slowly lifts up from our other chair, a big yawn & our day begins to ramp up. Checkers is immediately on her feet watching the Motor’s every move as the she hops over onto the bed & walks up beside my chair for a morning scruffle. Checkers quickly grabs one of the toys & tosses it up on the bed for the little Monkey Face & we are off & running with a zany game of toys underway. Lots of barking, jumping around & toys flying through the air. It is one of my favorite times of day. This play time usually goes on till Mom hollers over her shoulder, “will you guys knock it off!!!!!!” Well, we tone things down for a minute or two & then we are all right back at it:))
It has been awhile since I expressed my appreciation to all you blog readers out there for taking the time to sit down & wade through my long rambling posts most every day. It’s not always easy coming up with interesting subject matter sometimes but I do try to vary the content & mix in a modest helping of thoughts, ideas, feelings, humor & opinions as I go along. The occasional rant makes it into the blog as does some heart felt emotional feelings some days. Judging from the many comments & emails received, that formula appears to be working. It is the readers of the blog that happily keep my hobbies of writing, photography & travel alive & for the most part I thoroughly enjoy putting the blog together every day. Thanks again to all you folks out there for giving me a daily focus & purpose. Very, very, much appreciated by all 5 of us here at the Bayfield Bunch:))
Wished I knew how to make my ‘linked’ pictures bigger. Knew how to do it on the first Live Writer but have not figured it out on this newer version. When a photo in the blog is clicked on I would like it to appear in the ‘large’ format.
Ok, here is the scoop on what’s going down over the next few days. Our travel departure day may change. Some of you folks may know Jim & Rene from LIVE. WORK. DREAM. They are on their way to Jeanie & Ray’s Ranch. They were going to do some ranch sitting but with everything that has been going on at the Ranch this week Jeanie & Ray have decided not to head out in their Motorhome. Coincidentally, just two days ago a couple (Glen & Martha) had to move out of their house across the road from where we are now because of Glen’s job transfer to Idaho. Their house is now for sale & they were worried about leaving it empty. Enter the Bayfield Bunch:)) We are going to move over to that property in the morning so Jim & Rene can come here to where we have been since November. This is perfect for them because they are basically boon dockers as well & love their privacy just as we do. It’s a win, win, win, win situation for everyone. Glen has security on his property for a few days….or maybe longer:)) Ingrid & Tom will continue to have security on this property with Jim & Rene being here & Jeanie & Ray will feel much more comfortable about staying home now.
THERE IS ALWAYS A CLOWN IN EVERY GROUP….CHECK THE GUY ON THE VERY LEFT
Of course I totally fell in love with the house & property across the road as soon as I walked up the lane this morning. If it was in our price range we would think seriously about buying it. However, not so. This desert tumbleweed property is right out of the old west with 3 aging sheds plus a fenced in area for chickens & stuff. This property has 40 acres with a small 2 bedroom solid adobe brick house that was hand built by Ingrid’s Brother. This dry desert environment is definitely not everybody’s cup of tea for sure but it’s just the kind of place Kelly & I love because of it’s old rustic southwest feeling.
HEY BILL, ARE YA OVER THERE??
Owner of the house, Glen, was the District Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture & Coronado National Forest Service at the Douglas Arizona office prior to his job transfer this week. I slipped over there this afternoon & filled the birdfeeders & water dishes. Even more birds over there than here & we have anywhere from 50 to 100 birds in the yard first thing every morning. Glen’s place is within walking distance of where we are.
SITTING ON THE COVERED FRONT PORCH FACING THE SWISS HELM MOUNTAINS TO THE EAST
Of course this can all change at anytime but for right now that is the plan. We may be in Ajo Arizona or Borrego Springs next week at this time……or we may still be here. And, that is precisely one of the many reasons we prefer the lifestyle that we do……….10-4:))
NO IDEA ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS BELL
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate.
After an hour-long wait, it finally took off.
A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What was the problem?"
"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine," explained the Flight Attendant, "and it took us a while to find a new pilot."
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