Camping part 3

Day three was a much better day. As you can see by the Facebook Camping Vlog. Well … except for Dirk who lost his fish. Slipped right through his fingers. (Name that movie reference)

Hickory is usually running around crazily but when it comes time to fish will get very vigilant and patient. It’s one of the rare times we will see her still. Guess we need to more fishing.

The horses get to graze in a nice meadow just down from the lake while we are there and cause mischief. *shakes head in disbelief * Be sure to watch the Vlog till the end.

Camping part 2

Day two started like any normal day. Wake up, force yourself out of bed (mostly because you have to pee but it’s too cold to go to the outhouse), eat breakfast and go about your day. For us that required us to start weighing out our packs to make sure we didn’t hurt our horses. It took about two hours to get everything set up, horses saddled, packed and then loaded.

And then hell broke loose all over camp! All I could do was sit there and watch as Whiskey threw everything all around the corral, down the road, around the trailer and through our camp!

What do you do? Kill him or start over and try to make something out of the ashes? Horse soup wasn’t on the agenda so we regrouped and went exploring. Finally found a lake that we have been looking for years- the trail map was so out of date. Yes the day was exhausting but we still took the high road (less traveled) and found some peace.

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A tail

The other day while I was hanging out at the park I had an encounter with a rat. That rat didn’t really scare me, he was going about his day eating the left over birdseed that had been scattered all over along with the ducks. He would get a mouth full and scamper of to the tree and after watching him do this a couple times I turned my attention back to the pond.

Even though it was warm I had found a nice spot on a picnic bench inches from the water and was enjoying the shade when said rat tried to run past me. It could have been a bunny and I still would have jumped- I wasn’t expecting him to go between me and the water. Well my jump scared the poor rat and he leaped away from me – landing in the pond. Did a complete 180. Now he’s swimming back to his tree- doing some really nice power dives but he comes up under a duck! The duck goes flying out quacking and spraying water everywhere- but not before he dances on the rats head as he he escapes for his tree.

You be the judge

I’ve narrowed my selections down to six photos. There are two contests- one is ‘anything goes’ (allowed 2 entries) and the other is “Life in Box Elder County” (only 1 entry). For life in my county I am deciding between two.

1. The Silage Truck

2. She Got Her Fish

Both of these are also illegible for the ‘anything goes’. Here are the other four I have picked out for the fair.

3. Got Mud?

4. Yosemite River

5. Tiny Raptor aka Blue

6. Rees Park Pond

How hot was it

How the heat has effected our place.

The dogs – only go out to do business and then promptly retreat back into the house and onto the vents.

The chickens – when brought snacks will pick them up and run back to the shade; under the deck, in the pine tree, the broken sprinkler, and only come out for brief moments for substance.

The humans – only go outside when needed and when we do sweat off 10 pounds but quickly replace it with 10 gallons of liquid apron our returning indoors to rehydrate!