WITH SOME SCRAP PIECES OF WOOD & A BIG ROCK, I CONSTRUCTED A CACTUS GARDEN GUARDIAN TODAY… ‘CACTUS MAN’
Sitting on my bed Sunday night about 10 p.m. looking out the window at the night sky to the East, I noticed the constellation Orion (the mighty hunter) with his Sword hilt hanging directly down between our two front yard Saguaros. For me, a fella who enjoys the night sky, I thought that was kinda neat.
MAIN DRIVE THROUGH GATES AT CENTER & A SINGLE WALK-THROUGH GATE JUST TO THE LEFT…ENOUGH ROOM HERE TO GET OUR MOTORHOME IN OFF THE ROAD
Happy to say our fence project is now complete. Marteen & his wife finished up the fence across the backyard this morning so we are now totally enclosed. No more wandering Ephalents, Rhinosaucerouses or Hippopotamooses in our back yard. Much safer for the Pheebs:))
MARTEEN & HIS WIFE FINISH UP THE LAST OF OUR FENCING
I did get all my little Cactus guys planted this morning. Kelly had picked them up last March from a lady over at the Escapee’s North Ranch. Same Cactus that summered over in our back yard until I was able to move them this morning to their new & permanent home at the front of our property.
I WILL PLANT OTHER DESERT THINGS AMONGST THE CACTUS & WEAVE A PATHWAY THROUGH THE GARDEN
NOW, TO GET SOMETHING PLANTED ALONG THAT FENCE LINE ON THE RIGHT & CREATE A PRIVACY HEDGE
We had picked up a metal security door last March for our back door. Wrong size!! Loaded that door into the Jeep this morning & Kelly headed off to Stewart’s Hardware in Wickenburg to exchange it for a simpler & correctly sized heavy duty Ponderosa Pine wooden screen door. We will pick that door up Saturday.
KELLY HEADS FOR WICKENBURG WITH THE WRONG SIZED SCREEN DOOR…PHEEBS FOLLOWS & CLOSES THE GATE BEHIND HER:))
Our back yard today reminded me of something I had seen in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park back in May of 92. I think they called them ‘bubbling paint pots’. Noticed a large wet spot back near the fence line late this morning. Hmmmmm. No smell & I thought I detected soap suds. Kelly had done a couple loads of wash, & this afternoon I did the same. Suspecting laundry water, I looked out the window & sure enough… saw water bubbling up out of the ground in 2 separate locations. Dug down a couple inches & located a white plastic pipe. Not a serious problem & I’ll think about what to do about that later. Maybe a natural outside hot tube cactus mud bath thingy eh:))
WHEN I TOOK THIS PHOTO TODAY I FAILED TO NOTICE THE TWO DAMP SPOTS (DARKER SOIL) ON THE GROUND…WATER LATER BUBBLED UP OUT OF THE GROUND REMINDING ME OF YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK
Jim (Bev & Jim) got me straightened out the other day about our 8 tons of crushed stone. Gravel is sold by the yard & when someone orders a load it comes by the yard. (confusing) Jim explained the 8 tons includes the truck or something. So, in reality it turns out I didn’t really move 8 tons of crushed stone (unless I moved the truck too) & maybe it was more like 49 pounds or something. Anyway, with my sore leg, it sure felt like 8 tons by the time I finished wheel barrowing & spreading it:((
HEARD CHILDREN’S VOICES SATURDAY & SPOTTED A KID SITTING HIGH ATOP THIS ROCKY RIDGE ABOUT A QUARTER MILE BEHIND OUR HOUSE…THIS IS THE SPOT I HOPE TO HIKE UP TO & TAKE SOME PHOTOS JUST AS SOON AS MY LEG IS FEELING BETTER
In the morning we’ll head the short distance down Ghost Town Road to the original Congress town site. An old Pioneer cemetery is located there as is the towns dump from years ago where we heard, artifacts from an all but forgotten time can still be found.
BURNING A PILE OF DEAD PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS MADE FOR A NICE CAMPFIRE TONIGHT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( When young Jose, newly arrived in the United States, made his first trip to Yankee Stadium, there were no tickets left for sale. Touched by his disappointment, a friendly ticket salesman found him a perch near the American flag. Later, Jose wrote home enthusiastically about his experience. "And the Americans, they are so friendly!" he concluded. "Before the game started, they all stood up and looked at me and asked, 'Jose, can you see?'"
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