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Friday, October 30, 2020

29" Of Snow...

We finally cleared enough snow that we could get the tire chains on the tractor. Without chains we are unable to get back up the end of our driveway. We also found the Jeep and got it out and cleaned off. 
We cleared the snow from the garage and now we can access our truck. It has taken a few days but we are slowly getting where we can move around once again. 


Trail Camera Images:

I have taken the trail camera down just prior to the 29" of snow.  There will be no new photos to share but there are still several that have not been shared yet. To enlarge the photo's click on them which makes them easier to see. 


Monday, October 26, 2020

Life In The Mountains

The photo above is this morning. We woke up to 24" of snow and the temperature is presently -7. Compare this to the photo from yesterday and this is how fast things can change in the mountains. We are just shoveling a path for the dogs to go potty because today is when the forecast says heavy snow at times. We are no longer praying for moisture. until we can get out and get around the house. This reminds me of the time we got 6 feet of snow in two days. 


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Weather is Weird In The Mountains

It looks more like the smoky mountains than the rocky mountains. We went out to put the sub-frame on the tractor and it was 43 degrees outside. When we came in about an hour and a half later it was 20 degrees. The weather forecast said it was suppose to rain today and later turn to snow. I don't think it will rain now....

Friday, October 23, 2020

Temperature Drop

When I got up at 5:45 AM this morning it was 42 degrees outside. One hour later it was 19 degrees. The weather in the mountains can be pretty erratic. Today was a 21 degree drop in one hours time. It has dropped to 18 degrees since I have been posting this. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Trail Camera Photos

Oh oh, this isn't going to end well. 

Coyote sneaking through the dark..
Reverse selfie

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Unique Trail Camera Photos.....

 It is about time I go fetch the sim card from the trail camera again as I'm running low on animal photos. 

Eyeball this.....good selfie...

I can get my nose higher than you can.......

Monday, October 12, 2020

Pack Rats

This has been a banner year for Pack Rats. We have caught 29 so far in either snap traps or live traps. When we catch them in a live trap we take them to a remote area where there are no homes and turn them loose. I read that if you don't take them at least 1 1/2 miles away their infallible homing instinct or internal GPS will enable them to come right back. 

With the new construction plus existing homes it is getting harder to find a release point but we don't want our pack rat problem to become someone else problem. Driving back home again we noted that there are covenant violations on almost every home. We find that sad as with so many clearly visible it will make our covenants hard to enforce now. It appears that people just do what they want and hence the multiple violations. In the past the people didn't get along well together but at least they complied with the covenants. That is what happens when you have a partisan environmental control committee who selectively enforces covenants mainly against those whom they don't like or hold a grudge against. Sort of reminds me of our Federal Government which seems to be equally partisan. 

I think the saddest part however is seeing our big lake dry because someone in the association decided to drain it to see what the bottom was like and it has now gone past the tipping point and will remain dry for a very long time if not forever. It pays to consider the consequences for your actions and look forward as to what impact those actions will have in the future.  I have seen this done in the past in another area I lived in and the lake never did come back as its source dried up.    

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Trail Camera Photos

I have a folder of trail camera photos taken over the past two months. I will share them from time to time on this blog. To see the photos better click on them to enlarge them. 


Friday, October 9, 2020

Lucy Watching Mushing Dogs

We were watching Life Below Zero last night and it had a segment with mushing dogs. Suddenly Ruby took an interest and watched that portion of the show. She may be deaf but she sure is alert and so very cute. We have come to deeply admire Ruby and only wish we had adopted her when she was younger and not a senior. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Autumn In The Mountains

 Carol went to Alamosa yesterday for groceries and to pick up Bozwell's remains and took these photos. Thought they were good enough to share. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Elk Herd Photos

Click on the photos to enlarge them. These are a couple months old and I refrain from posting more recent photos because when I do the poaching activity seems to pick up so the poachers follow this blog to find area's to conduct their illegal activity. I don't plan to make it easy for them so I post trail camera photos at least 2 months old.