PREPPING FOR WINTER

A BRAND NEW TRACTOR

A BRAND NEW TRACTOR

Our summer was spent prepping for winter.  Those squirrel instincts come out in me automatically, but when I found myself on the ground, on hands and knees picking up tiny pine nuts, I was transported to being a Native American woman acting the part of a gatherer.  I could have been in any long past century wearing moccasins instead of my current pair of hiking boots.  But, let me start at the beginning . . . Continue reading

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GOOD TIMES REIGN

STAR ENJOYING HIKING JUST OVER A MILE FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER

STAR ENJOYING HIKING JUST OVER A MILE FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER

After a sad and disjointed winter a lot of fun has come our way. My mother’s passing in December was a time of reflection resulting in difficulty getting focused, but like all things, this too did pass, and we moved on to better days. We have a new endeavor we are pursuing. Continue reading

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PARTY ON DOWN!

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Fun times filled the month of May. It was Tal’s birthday and I planned a small party for two. We did all the fun things adults like to do on party days: listen to music, dance a little, have a couple of cocktails, and of course indulge in a bit of birthday cake. Continue reading

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CALL TO WATER

THE COOL GRACE OF WATER

THE COOL GRACE OF WATER

I think all would agree that ice cold WATER is a sensually exciting relief from the heat.

As it heated up where we were, it was time to jump into the Colorado River. The icy water coming down from the mountains did indeed feel delicious. Rather than being fully submerged in the frigid liquid, which would have only lasted seconds before I hightailed it out for warmer ground; it was preferable to have a floating device allowing one to submerge hands and feet at will while our bodies stayed warmed by the sun. What a wonderful and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Continue reading

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AN UNWELCOME VISITOR

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Dec 11-Jan 1, 2015

We almost became stuck as we headed out onto a sandy flat where we had parked last year with no problem. Tal kept the accelerator floored and by a stroke of luck all 18 wheels kept rolling. When we jumped out to take a look, we could see where the trailer had attempted to dig in. Continue reading

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RENOVATIONS, HOLIDAYS & A NEW BOOK!

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I WEEDED OUT SOME ROCKS, SHELLS, AND BONES. HOW MANY POUNDS OF ROCKS CAN YOU CARRY AROUND? HERE IS THE ART I LEFT FOR OTHERS TO FIND.

Nov 2-Dec 10, 2014

After more than a year of using all our funds to have things squared away on the truck and trailer, we finally had enough money to do some renovations. A long awaited closet shelf over the water tanks was at the top of my list. Tal wanted to add baseboards to the unfinished walls in the bedroom, bathroom and hallway. He put in a good amount of time working on the plumbing. He hooked up an Ultra Violet Sterilight to our water system. It is a purification system used to purify water and is a necessity when we fill our tanks from any source other than city water. Continue reading

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