Thursday, January 2, 2014

We Have Arrived

At Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge near Eagle Lake, Texas for our second time.  We were here last year at this same sure you check the blog posts to see what we did then as I'm not sure any of that will be repeated this time around.

 As I mentioned in the last blog, we had tire trouble about 30 miles west of the refuge.

This was the only other damage we had which can easily be replaced.  It was directly in front of the tire, what reason it has I do not know, but it will be replaced.

I think you can see what the first order of business was...mow our little yard.

This needed to be done for several reasons.  As we were sitting at our dining area, we noticed a rat running for cover in the deep grass.

As I was mowing, several rats ran out.  Now there is no tall grass to hide in!!!  I also mowed our neighbors yard, so much easier before they get here.

We had a quiet New Year's Eve, and a delicious meal with black-eyed peas for good luck on the first day of the new year.

We found a new wine, Llano, a sweet red wine, vinted and bottled in Lubbock, Texas.  Hey, it's the new year, just had to try it.

Darrell, our supervisor, stopped by for a visit, then John, the assistant manager came over...we got caught up on what's been going on.  We have seen improvements since last year...the prairie looks good.  They let us know there is a big to do list waiting for us.  Ye ha!!!  Let's getter done.

Karen and Danny, volunteers, were out for a walk.  We happened to be outside with the mower, so they stopped for a visit.

After hugs and handshakes, and the great welcome back, we are looking forward to the tasks that lie ahead.

Until next time...



  1. We've visited your refuge but I don't remember it being so flat. Bet you're glad they have a list of "to do's" ready for you.... feels so much better to hit the ground running! Or, in your case... mowing... you look right at home on that mower!

  2. What? No big tractor work for you this year?

    1. We will find out Monday morning what we will be doing...stay tuned. I think there will be some BIG tractor work of some kind.