MATTHEW TENDS HIS FLOCK OF SHEEP THIS MORNING
Until we get our first road trip on the go from Congress here I’m afraid my days may get a little repetitive as we continue to get things in order around the house & grounds.
PHEEBS IS NOT TO SURE ABOUT THESE 3 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK…THEY SEEMED A BIT SURLY
Picked up half a wheelbarrow load of Cactus pads & Aloe Vera plants from our Mexican neighbor & managed to get them all planted before it got too hot. More tree trimming & that about did me in for the rest of the day. It’s very hot here but at least it is not humid. Did myself a load of laundry & how nice to hang things outside to dry. Sure doesn’t take long in this dry Arizona air.
ALOE VERA IS PLANTED & THE MEXICAN CACTUS PADS WILL BE NEXT
Kelly & Pheebs cruised in to the Congress Post Office, checked out a garage sale & stopped to say hello to the folks at Congress Depot. That is where they make the yummy Pizza’s & it’s where we had our Damon sitting for a few weeks last winter with a ‘For Sale’ sign on it. I still have to wash all the road grime off our Winnie Wagon from last week’s 2,000+ mile trip. Got some tanks to dump too & luckily we can do that right here at home.
RATHER THAN WALK WAY AROUND WE CLIMBED A GATE EARLIER TODAY
Chances are we may not go ahead with our Direct or Dish satellite TV program plans. Kelly has spent a fair bit of time on the phone with especially Dish & does not want to get into a 2 year contract or have to pay over $400.00 to have them put a dish on the house, buy the equipment outright in order to not go the contract route. Our Canadian Shaw satellite TV seems to be working fine. I have hardly watched any TV since we got here nearly a week ago but did manage to find half a dozen episodes of CORNER GAS so far:)) And so glad to have much better cell phone coverage this year. Kelly’s not doing the Deer Park reservations this winter so we bought a newer 4G phone & that solved our spotty connection problems. Our internet seems to be working fine as well. Not like March of 2012 when we had so many problems with it here at this location.
THESE ARE ALL VIEWS TAKEN FROM MY BEDROOM’S COMPUTER CHAIR WHERE I SPEND MOST OF MY RELAXATION TIME
A 300mm VIEW OUT THE WINDOW FROM MY CHAIR…SAGUARO CACTUS
Still not attracting the herds of birds to our feeders like last year yet & I’m wondering if it might have something to do with a Predator. Couple days after arriving I was in the back yard standing near the bird feeders when I heard a flapping disturbance in a Mesquite tree behind me. Turning I saw what may have been a small Hawk with a bird pinned to the ground. Reached for my camera but the Predator took off clutching it’s prey. Only thing left on the ground was a bunch of small downy feathers. I wonder if the sight of those feathers are keeping birds away or do they know a Predator is frequenting our back yard.
SO THIS IS WHERE OUR BAYFIELD FRONT YARD AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES COME FOR THE WINTER
When I first met Kelly over 20 years ago Friday Pizza nights were very popular at her house. She still had 3 teen-agers at home so Pizza it was. And Friday night Pizza from the Congress Depot it was for us tonight as well.
AND HERE COMES THE PIZZA NOW WITH KELLY DRIVING & PHEEBS RIDING SHOTGUN
Think we’re going to try working on rustling us up some day trips in the area shortly. There is still a whole area to our northeast we have yet to explore. And we will once again get ourselves & the Jeep out into the desert looking for new Jeep roads & new scenery. Going to wait until the days cool off first though. No A/C in the Jeep plus we do not want any unexpected encounters with Rattlesnakes. Majority of the them are now underground in early stages of hibernation but hot days can still bring them out to warm themselves on sunny rocks. We always walk early in the morning when it’s still cold or very cool just to be on the safe side. And we won’t be venturing into any rocky outcrops until temps drop even further. Finding 2 DEAD RATTLERS last March has made us more cautious.
PHEEBS SNOOZING ON MY BED TONIGHT WITH HER FAVORITE DUCKY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere. And did you know God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question. Ya, figured you all knew that.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
I don't have TV because I'm not going to sign a contract to get it - or pay a ridiculous amount to get the equipment. My aloe vera plants are houseplants and look much different than the one you planted.ReplyDelete
I see the old lawn crew is now having to work under close supervision. Quite a bit of work done today. Tired me out, thinking about it. You have a fantastic 300mm view from your lazy boy.ReplyDelete
That raptor may have to get run off, your Bayfield chicks would be too tempting for him.
Sure nice that Pheebs is a duck fan!ReplyDelete
We still use our shaw dish, its easy to set up but kinda bulky with the tripod. We have a an automatic one on our roof and used it for a few years will Bell, but found some places had annoying trees in the way.ReplyDelete
Your Friday night pizza looks awesome!
Whats worse than finding 2 dead rattlers?ReplyDelete
Finding 2 live ones!
I think your missing bird problem will get solved soon. Birds need to be acquainted with a feeding place. Once they "know" about it they will tell the good news in their neighbourhood. See, you haven't been feeding those birdies while you were up north. We have the same story every year after we return from the south.
I can't say I'd miss TV if it suddenly went missing. We have "basic cable", mostly because of the internet.ReplyDelete
We have gobs and gobs of media files and complete seasons of different series that we haven't even watched yet. This is a left over situation from when we had no TV in Austria. Didn't see the point of TV there.
Same goes for the satellite situation. Unless you "have to" have your hockey games, or have no other means of getting on line for example, I don't see the need.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Love these photos, especially the saguaro thru the window. Love your paint color and decor too :))ReplyDelete
Box Canyon Mark
I think this has been mentioned before but have you considered getting Pheebs a rattlesnake vaccine? We give Emmi one every spring and she has no side effects from it. Our vet said as tiny as she is a rattlesnake bite would kill her. He also said the vaccine does not totally eliminate the dogs reaction to a bite but does significantly reduce it--he said they rarely have to give anti-venom if the dog has been vaccinated. Our vet clinic here sees a LOT of rattlesnake bites in summer and fall.ReplyDelete
If u have Internet and wifi pick up a netgear streaming player at wallmart 40$ there real small have miss Kelly set it up. And it works with hotspot when your Boondocking but your rv is setup with a dish
Along with reg, tv and pandora free u get Netflix and holu plus for 8$ each pr mo, and I think u can us that back home if not don't pay
Look it up on line and see if it will work for u
Or y not run a hard line from the rv dish to the house u have the dish anyway that way all u need is a box to switch chanals
Just remember to unplug it or u could take cool photos of all the stuff u rip out of the house going down the road
It would be like pulling your 50amp power cord out of the box,, now how cool would that be
Al, I've been feeding our neighborhood birds for over 5 years now. At one point we even had a scrub jay. He was with us 4 1/2 years, until a Cooper's hawk moved into the area. Poof! He was GONE! Never did find his feathers, but I do see those of the doves that the hawk catches. And, yes, our bird attendance is WAY DOWN since he and his mate now inhabit our area.ReplyDelete
That was one of the reasons we gave up on TV three years ago, at yhe time I didn't expect to live there for two more years. Little did I know!ReplyDelete