Friday, December 07, 2012

SPENT A LITTLE TIME WORKING ON MY FENCE PROJECT

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A TINY DROP OF BACK LIT AMBER COLORED SAP APPEARS WHERE I CUT A LIMB OFF A MESQUITE TREE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO…I SEE A TINY SLEEPING BABY HERE, HEAD ON THE RIGHT

Kelly brought a few more fence posts & rails back from Wickenburg today so I was able to work away a bit on the wood fence project.  Going to be a slow go.  Can only dig a few inches at a time in the hardened desert rock like soil.  Dig, fill the hole with water & wait for a few hours until it sinks in, then dig some more, add water…..etc. etc.   Kelly also tracked down a lead on where we might find some old railway ties so we’ll go have us a look shortly.  Those old ties make great flower bed borders.  That is if we can find them & wrestle a few into the Jeep.    

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ROUGHLY LAID OUT A FEW PLANKS WHERE RAILWAY TIES MIGHT GO

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WATER IN A POST HOLE & THOSE ANGLED ON THE GROUND RAILS WILL LATER BE LIFTED & ATTACHED TO POSTS

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It was just over a year ago that we met Tioga George in Ajo, Arizona.  Probably the most well known RV Blogger on the Planet & we found George to be a soft spoken & gentle soul .  Had meant to post about our year ago meeting last week & forgot.  This is my post from that day, THE BAYFIELD BUNCH MEETS TIOGA GEORGE 

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TIOGA GEORGE IN HIS RIG AT THE DINETTE TABLE 

Had some more ‘Bird Of Paradise’ seeds so planted them around where our laundry water drains out into the back yard near the fence line.  Maybe they will have a chance there.  Hardest part of working with those seeds was that darn blasted song I couldn’t get out of my head.  You know the one, ‘May The Bird of Pickle Juice Fly Up Yer Nose’.  There, now it’s in your head for the rest of the day.  Sing it out & sing it loud:))  

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WORKING ON MY FENCE PROJECT…DIGGING & TAMPING DOWN THE DIRT AROUND A POST…MY LITTLE HELPER IS NEVER FAR AWAY

In Thursday night’s comment section, Mark over at BOX CANYON BLOG asked, “Just wondering what the elevation is of Wikiup and Hidden Oasis and how cold it gets there? I see palm trees so it must not be too high... but I would imagine it's cooler than Congress/Wickenburg”.  Ed, from the THE PEREGRINATING GRAYBEARD answers, “Wikieup 3,655', Congress 3,049' and Wickenberg 2,100'. Probably 3-4 degrees colder than Congress and 5-6 degrees colder than Wickenberg on average”.

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A BLUE HERON FLY’S ALONG BURROW CREEK & LANDS ON THE SIDE OF A SHEER ROCK FACE…NOTICE THE FEET SPREAD OUT TO HOLD ON

The flyboys were back this afternoon duking it up right over top the house at maybe 8 or 10,000 ft.  By the time I heard the roar, the first pilot had already dropped his flares, but I did manage a few quick one handed shaky 300mm shots of the second guy ripping through heavy on the throttle.  My other hand was busy shielding my eyes from the sun so I could see the fast moving planes.

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SANDY has joined us as Blog Follower 540.  Thank you for climbing aboard Sandy & we appreciate your interest in following the Bayfield Bunch.

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PHEEBS SPOTS HER LITTLE PAL PEBBLES UP AHEAD

And what were we doing one year ago today?  Well,  LOOKING FOR THE MICA MINE of course:))

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( 

A few of our past Presidents found themselves following the famous Yellow Brick Road, on their way to meet The Wizard.
They were all missing just a little something and figured The Wizard could help them. They meet The Wizard and he asks each in turn what they need.
"Well", Jimmy Carter says, "I could use some courage." "No problem," says The Wizard, and Carter gets his courage, no questions asked. "What about you, Mr. Reagan?", The Wizard asks.
"If I only had a brain," Mr. Reagan replies, and voila, Mr. Reagan has his brain. George Bush is next.
"People tell me I could use a heart," he pleads, and The Wizard grants Mr. Bush his wish. "Tell me, Mr. Clinton, what do you most want?", asks The Wizard. Mr. Clinton doesn't hesitate. "Is Dorothy around?"

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13 comments:

Jean and Skip said...


Those fence posts are hard digging for sure. How deep are you setting them?

Sue Malone said...

Makes me laugh, Al, take a gardener and put them in the desert and wham, you still have a gardener. I would be doing exactly the same thing. I read your post a few days ago about rethinking your big rig for a smaller one. Was still on the ship so I couldn't comment, but we do love our 26 footer since we also have a "cottage" away from home now. I suppose we will be gardening at the cottage now as well. I will go to the deserts to NOT garden! I spent enough years digging holes like that for a living, would rather not do that any more! good luck with that. It's good to get back to catching up with you.

Pam said...

I started a blog a few weeks ago and TiogaGeorge left the first comment. I felt so honored. I would love to meet George. Maybe a trip to Mexico is in order. hmmmm?

Tom _Kathy_Retired said...

Congrats on getting a pic of that F-16. Those are training pods on his wing and no AIM-9 on the wing tip rails, so it appears to be a training ship. I do bet they are a lot of fun to watch.
68 and digging post holes in desert hard pan, you are a man to look up to.
I was wondering if the posts came with holes or if you just cut them out in your spare time.

Mike McFall said...

Good job on the femce Al,,, Oh and by the way you might want to just keep the Motorhome, you don't want to trade it off if you like it and be sorry and wish you had it back......JMHO!:-)

Janna and Mike said...

OOOO--bad, bad groaner Al! :)) Your place is looking great!

George and Suzie Yates said...

That digging in the desert does take a long time, but you do have the time. Enjoy it a bit here and there.

Dennis and Donna said...

Are you digging with a post hole digger or a shovel?? Not that it would make any difference in that hard desert floor!! It's gonna look GREAT!!

Bob from Athens said...

When I lived around Phoenix, every time I had to dig a hole I would take my big drill with a 1 1/2 inch by 24 inch long bit and drill holes as deep as I could and fill them with water. Took a lot less time to get to the bottom of things.

turnwhentheroaddoes said...

That fence project looks like a slow go. You may be able to 'inject' water. Kind of like a deep root watering rod. Just a thought.

Happy Holidays

Mark Johnson said...

Thanks to Ed for the Stats :))
I think I could winter at that elevation... :))
Box Canyon Mark

Happy Trails said...

A word about the Southwest bird of Paradise.... they need very little water to survive! Our 2 seedlings were left unattended from April until last week... Dec 1st and the 6" or so seedlings when we left were a healthy pair of 2' tall plants when we returned to T or C NM last week! I emailed you a photo of our neighbor's plant that grows totally ignored in our alleyway and is magnificent! Also in email... hints about growing from a seed! They are desert plants, destined to survive their harsh environment, not the hot house environment of the tropical Bird of Paradise!

The Good Luck Duck said...

I especially like your sap picture. Great light.

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