Saturday, March 8, 2014

Finally Outside...

This was last weekend! 

Ice was everywhere!!!

This is from a Sycamore tree in our back yard.

We have been dealing with a lot of crappy weather here this year as everyone knows.

We have not had the opportunity to get out with heavy equipment to do hardly anything.

Finally got to take the loader out to clear out several loads of rubbish.

This is the first time I have been out in it this year, so it took a while to refresh my memory on how to operate it.

It surely was fun!!! 

All us gals (three) were taking care of this job.

Darrell wanted a pile of old posts and railroad ties taken out to the burn pile.  There were three iron poles I picked up and loaded on the Ranch King trailer using the clam.

While we were busy with the loader, the guys were busy putting the final touches on this porch they built for the mobile home on the refuge.

It took a lot of us to help lift it up on the blocks.

Tuesday, we loaded up the van for a trip to Brenham with all our recyclables. 

On Friday, there were 8 vehicles with all of us going out to count male prairie chickens, all of us with different locations on the refuge.  Mike (biologist) was pleased as the count was better than last year with 44 observed birds over all.  After that, Wallace and I went out to do the tracking and covered the whole refuge as Justin was busy taking a training class.  We missed three...I guess that is not too bad, but dang it, I wanted to get all of them!!!  Some of the signals are so weak, with the least bit of interference, it can be difficult.

Until next time...


  1. WhoooHoooo... looks like you've really been busy since you can get outside work done! Hope the weather just keeps getting better.

  2. I sure hope the ice is gone for this year!