YELLOW JACKET ON ONE OF OUR SAGUAROS
A longer early morning walk around the neighborhood this morning. Sure is a mixture of lifestyles here. Cute well manicured homes & grounds mixed with absolute junkyard properties. But, that’s the south-west & we have always noticed that in our travels here. Of course it is just one of the many reasons we like this side of the country so much. Never been comfortable much around fancy folks so the remoter desert regions of the south-west fit us just fine.
PHEEBS COMES OUT TO CALL ME IN FOR SUPPER
TERI had a question about the Mesquite tree bean pods that fall to the ground. Looking like yellow beans, I do rake them up. And, Pheebs likes eating them sometimes. Apparently they are harmless & something Coyotes eat as well. I didn’t spread any crushed stone under the Mesquite trees because of the difficulty raking up the pods in the stones. SUE B wondered about the low power line in our front yard. It is still there & Marteen the fence builder is going to put a pole in to raise that wire higher. I nearly pulled the whole line down with our Motorhome last March.
MONDAY MORNING I WILL PLANT CACTUS IN THESE PRE-DUG & WATER FILLED HOLES
IVAN & HAILEY are on the loose again heading for another winter season in the sunny southwest. Coming down from Alberta, they have just crossed the border into Washington State.
Think I saw the tail end of my first Pack Rat today. Noticed a large Prickly Pear Cactus patch near our gate seemed to be piled high in the center with dead Cacti. Began pulling the Cactus apart & a Rat like creature scurried for cover. Rat size with a long tail. Have seen 3 small lizards so for but they were too fast for a picture. I did get up on a ladder & pull another old board off our eave & clean out all the debris inside where the Yellow Jackets were hanging out. No sign of them except for the one I saw on the Saguaro this afternoon.
HAVING MYSELF A SHOT AT THE MOON TONIGHT >>>
Our readership goes up every year just prior to our south-west departure & drops off again when we return to Bayfield. This year, with our house in Congress Arizona, we have not traveled as far afield & have been stationery for the past few weeks. Just want to remind readers that although we are not on the road at the moment, many RV Bloggers on our sidebar are. So, for you folks needing a winter travel fix, I suggest you check out a few of our fellow travelers. I will continue to blog every day but it won’t be quite the same as our previous boondocking years. Hang in there anyway, we do plan on doing some traveling once all this house dust settles. And Kelly, Pheebs, & I will be heading out into the desert this week through the Date Creek Mountains in search of…….Bagdad. Just a day trip but am looking forward to some new roads, some new scenery & some new photos:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A young man hired by a supermarket reported for his first day of work. The manager greeted him with a warm handshake and a smile, gave him a broom and said, "Your first job will be to sweep out the store."
"But I'm a college graduate," the young man replied indignantly.
"Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't know that," said the manager.
"Here, give me the broom - I'll show you how."
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