Thursday, January 30, 2014

snow man fun in 'Vada

 So much snow I just had to make a snow man. Unfortunately I built him right near the trailer where I tie Kip,  so his life will be short and sweet. Kip will most likely eat the carrot and stomp on him. We'll see.
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 Endearing little guy. The snowman too!
It's lovely to have finally moved to a warmer place!


 Finally winter! We needed moisture and we got it! Need more. Still, it's about 40 degrees. Real heavy wet stuff. Broke our clothes line where i dried our washing in the sun a couple of days ago. LOL
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 What the.....!
 Can't trust the monkeys. They promised us endless sunshine. No more freezing our butts of they said. Well! Whaddid I tell ya? Can't believe a word they say!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More riding outback!

 Riding right out the back of our place!Click on pics to enlarge.
 Great footing! Temps in the low 60's and calm.
We could sure do with some rain though!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Second wall

 Framed the second wall outside on the ground and lifted it in and put it up in one piece. Whew!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Framed in a wall

First wall frame of the loft's down stairs room.Click to enlarge images.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Life at the Dome

 First board of the next project. Click on images to make larger!
 This is how it begins!
 The angel of hay bringth our breakfast!
 We wait patiently!
 Bloody hurry up will ya!
 And this week end we are feeding the Neighbor's mules also. Big mules!
Hungry mules!5 of them and one horse of 30 years!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

experiments with chalk paint

 Latex paint and plaster of Paris.

Monday, January 13, 2014

 We insulated the garage doors.
Bought another $1000 worth of building supplies for .....the next project! Lowes loooooovvves us!

'nother lovely ride at the Pit Rd trail

 About  5 miles away on the other side of the mountain with our neighbor Georgia Kinninger. Great footing!Click on pics to enlarge.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Riding just out from our place

 It's not all work for us out here on our Nevada property. It was 58 degrees and 0 wind.Click on pics to enlarge.

 Meet the neighbors!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Septic problems....Mernie fixed it!

 Dang! The Septic backed up again.Don't call a plumber. Mernie will fix it. With of course the help of his trusty assistant yours truly.Way to save about $300 and burn off some calories!
 We dug a hole and found the septic.Mernie poked around and dislodged something blocking the pipe. Hmm. No one ever did say where the previous owners went!
 Yes, i did some digging too.
 There it is.No way you could get that concrete lid off by hand but.....

...Mernie fixed that! Septic was fine but something was blocking the flow. Mernie fixed it!
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Monday, January 06, 2014

Mornin' Nevada

What i see when i wake up in the morning!

Sunday, January 05, 2014


 Looking out of the loft's bedroom window.
 Getting ready for and evening ride.
 Look at those mountains for taking the edge off of Kip.
Kip approves of the new digs!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Everything BUT the Kitchen Sink

Ok there are basicly two living places on the property. A big dome house (the forever project see previous post) and the loft above the garage which is also a work in progress but where we are living right now. It is insulated, has heat, hot and cold running water and a tooty! All these things have come one at a time, and now the kitchen is upstairs rather in the freezing garage. Now we have, literally every thing BUT the kitchen sink. See here my makeshift kitchen sink pictured above.
 The old couch in the inset window bay.
 Bathroom now has a door. We put it in yesterday.
 Mern putting up bathroom towel hangers. Life's little luxuries.
 The bedroom. Bad photo. There is more light than this.
 Buffet at the side of the kitchen.
All sort of make shift but very livable and cosy.