Sunday, November 11, 2012

first snow 2012

winter is here ... last night's low was 20F, and it snowed ... about 1/4" ...

i moved my subzero sleeping bag to the couch, next to the wood burning stove ... i needed to check on the fire during the night any way, and why not? ... i was pretty comfortable ...

i think i got up three times to tend to the fire and check that the faucets were still dripping ... though i don't know what i would do if they weren't ... look for a hair dryer real quick, maybe ...

winter came on real quick ... last week it was 70 or 80F and now it is wood burning stove, dripping faucets weather ... i still need to go get wood ... a neighbor/relation to [the rancher] has offered to take me with him the next time he goes to cut wood ... i'll certainly take him up on that ... my little four-banger wouldn't hold much ...

it's strange when you move to the country and see only pickup trucks ... and there you are zinging along in a city vehicle ... with city tires ... and city ground clearance ... just an accident waiting to happen, right?

i helped move the rest of the rancher's winter hay today ... it was me, the rancher's stepson, the rancher, the hay guy, his son, and his grandson. since the rancher is currently without a truck due to those elk, the hay guy came through with delivery of the hay ... very generous of him and all his ... they even helped us unload and stack it ... the job was done very quickly, which was good since it was rather cool out.

the hay guy had a ford f-250 diesel with a 120 gal tank ... yep, 120 ... he said he could go 2000 miles between fill ups ... now that is country.