Here are some pix I’ve taken in the last few days.

Coming back from town, this is a very scenic drive.

Finally home!

Pretty storm clouds, got a little rain from this one.

Our little fox came around today, I fed him crackers while I snapped a few pix of him.

That’s all for now… hope you enjoyed them.

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Blogger The Scavenger said…

Great pictures. Man that is some wide open space compared to what I am used too. Love the pics of the fox. You have a beautiful place, I love it.

Chris

May 28, 2008 9:54 PM

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Blogger Wretha said…

Thanks Chris, it is some wide open spaces, until you get into the mountains… the fox is a wonder to watch, we just fed it some old bread, we were sitting out on our deck and heard it walking around in the dark, got out the flashlight and saw him, he came running when he heard the bread wrapper. :) Well trained and well fed critter!

Wretha

May 28, 2008 10:06 PM

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Blogger HOLLIS said…

How is the turbine coming from the drill? Have you done some more tests using it? How did Bob wire it. I have a old cordless drill I want to test with, but I don’t know where to begin.

May 29, 2008 8:39 AM

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Blogger Mayberry said…

Beautiful. I’ve been eyeballin’ some of that Pecos land for sale, I dunno. I love the isolation out your way, but you can’t grow much by way of crops I reckon. Keep the pics coming, maybe I’ll come around!

May 29, 2008 12:14 PM

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Blogger Wretha said…

Hi Hollis

We haven’t done any more with the drill, I don’t know anything about the workings of it, I’ll ask my hubby to about it and write it down in my blog. I’ll try to do it asap.

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Hi Mayberry,

Yes, it is beautiful, at least it is to me, I love the desert and the mountains, I get the best of both! I am growing a garden, so far everything has been growing OK, though right now everything is still pretty small, our soil is great, but you don’t have to go far to hit hard packed horrible soil, so if you are looking at a piece of land, I would recommend taking a post hole digger and checking out the soil. The only problem I might have is the altitude, I heard that okra will not grow very well up here, I just received my order of okra seeds, I’ll find out soon if that’s true. The only other thing that might be an issue is water, as long as you have enough water, and enough mulch, and a way to protect it from the hungry critters, you should be able to grow crops for food.

Wretha

May 29, 2008 1:16 PM

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OpenID lornkanaga said…

Now if I could just convince my hubby that you can indeed bring life to the desert (sigh).

Heck, I just want to leave the rat race–I am so envious of you and your hubby.

TheMajor’sLady

June 6, 2008 4:41 AM

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Blogger Wretha said…

Thanks TheMajor’sLady, it IS quite possible to bring life to the desert. If you really want to leave the rat race, start planning now, decide what kind of place you want, desert, mountain, wooded, grassy, wet, dry… and GO FOR IT! :) You will rarely regret what you DO, only what you DON’T DO. :)

Wretha

June 6, 2008 12:10 PM

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OpenID lornkanaga said…

Agreed, Wretha. I’ve been searching the internet for property in various places–so far, West VA, VA, NC, MO, and now TX–and keep hoping my sweetie will look at one and say “Yes, that’s it!” but I’m not holding my breath (heavy sigh). Even though he wants to leave the rat race as much as I do, he’s a bit more hesitant. ;-)

TheMajor’sLady

June 8, 2008 6:28 AM

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Blogger Wretha said…

TheMajor’sLady, It is scary to up and leave everything you know for something unknown even if it is a virtual paradise! We were lucky in that my hubby already knew about this place, so we didn’t have to look too hard. We just picked a long weekend and came out, looked around, got real lucky and found a place the first time around. I was for it and I was still nervous about the whole thing, but I don’t regret any part of this, now that I am out here, it’s the life I’ve always wanted to live and never though I would get to do.

Don’t give up, remember, positive thinking really works, dream it, see it, claim it! Prayer doesn’t hurt either :)

Wretha

June 8, 2008 11:51 AM

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