Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cows on the road

Here is when we got caught up in a cattle drive of 1100 cows. 6 cowboys and dogs were making the cows walk 10 miles up the road to a new pasture. We happened to run into them in the narrowest part of the road. We had to back up the truck until we could get off the road so the cows could pass. A cowboy came over, got a drink of water and told us they were running 100 head. It took about an hour of just sitting and watching. It was quite entertaining actually.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cutting Firewood in Northern Nevada

We got about 8 or 9 cord all together. It was beautiful up at 8000 feet where we were cutting.


I had gone past this lake for the first time. It is pretty barren.


I am in Nevada. Getting here, I ran into two deer. You can see the result on my truck. The bumper has kind of a Charlie Brown look now. It was the middle of the night when I hit the deer. The front end of the truck used to be in great shape, not any more.

The other two pictures are of Pole Creek. We went up to Pole to put up a fence in a Wilderness Area but also to get fire wood.
There had been a fire at Pole Creek about 4 years ago and there are lots of dead trees which make good fire wood. The weather was super sunny and 80 degrees, which is hot for 8000 feet elevation.