It was an usually warm weekend in the desert Southwest, so we decided to head to the property, and it turned out a great idea. What a beautiful weather weekend for us.
Arrived Saturday morning, unloaded and got organized, then headed into Chino for some hay bales and ladder. Stopped and picked up a couple straw hay bales to use in our range area from the local feed store. Then we headed off to the hardware store to pick up a ladder, and thankfully they had one left. Perfect. Now we can access the top of ‘Rusty’ whenever we are up there, which we took full advantage of Saturday evening.
Once we were on the property, we had something to eat and set up the ladder to access the roof top area. Perfect! Setup a couple of chairs, turned on a little music on my new Sony bluetooth speaker, and off we went. Oh, don’t forget a couple cold ones to ease into a great sunset.
After a nice chilly night, low about 36, we were up at em again. After some breakfast we wanted to get a couple things done before heading home. First, I wanted to layout the area, future posts, for our rain water collection lean-to shed. Done. You can just make out the stakes for the 10×20 shed.
Then we took a nice walk to the South part of our property. Very cool…there is a long gully running parallel to our property and we wanted to see if it had any water remaining from the last rainfall. It did not, but you can tell where it was still a little went at the creek bed. We then headed up to walk the border of our property, where we spotted this cool tree.
Then back to start work on our range area. Yes, a range area….ever heard ‘practice makes perfect’? hahahaha Well it does. In order to accomplish this task though, we had to learn the basics of chainsaw operation and trouble shooting. The last time we were up there, October, I did something to the chain saw that needed attention. After both of us learning the in’s and out’s of removing the chain and chain bar…found it to be operator error….and I be the operator. Once we had that operational, the range project began. Turned out great!!!!! There will be enhancements over the years I am sure, but great launching point.
Ended the afternoon on the roof again with a cold one surveying the beautiful landscape. We also made some lunch, which this time consisted of dutch oven pizza. Yum! Turned out pretty good with some grilled Italian sausages.