Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fence Building the new way

Remember digging a corner post hole four and a half feet deep and putting a corner post in. This is the new way.... drive them in. These were 2 7/8" pipe ten foot long. Next weld in the cross members and you are done.

Not very cooperative for posing

There aren't many flowers. It is too dry. We need a good rain.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Soon the cactus will be covered with flowers

This is a picture of one of the very first. It's time for nopalitos too.

Friday, March 22, 2013

March is when you have to be especially careful and watch for rattlesnakes.

I came across this snake while riding the perimeter of the high fence this morning.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Turkey season is on

It's time to harvest a long beard

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Snare caught coyote

Coyotes kill lots of fawns when they are babies in June, July, and August. In the spring we set snares in the holes they dig under the net wire fence to cut down some of their numbers so we can have a better survival rate.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Have you ever seen a wild hog cooked like barbequed chicken?

This hog was cooked with the hide on, washed and scraped of cource, ribs cut to flatten it out and cooked like only Pete Ray can. He has constructed his own real barbeque "pit". He builds a fire in the bottom and has a circular grate of expanded metal which he can lower to whatever height above the mesquite coals he likes. He kept a watchful eye as the meat cooked occasionally wetting it down with a mixture of olive oil and Coca Cola. The hide down cooking method really made for some delicious eating. Yep, the hide wasn't bad either.