Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Return to Verizon

I quit using my smartphone for a while but have gotten an offer from Verizon to come back that I must admit I cannot pass up. It is a funny thing that when it comes to American businesses that if you leave them, they are willing to do just about anything to get you back. I am now back on my smart phone paying just $43 a month with 6 gig of data (which is more than I need) and unlimited talk and unlimited text, and that is with no contract. I have seen the first bill in black and white and have verified that this is not some gimmick and I even got my old number back. Go figure..

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Supermoon Eclipse

Sat out on the deck to watch this year's supermoon eclipse rise last night. We had some problems with a thin cloud bank that came in just before the peak of the eclipse and that took the view away until the eclipse was over. By then the moon was bright enough to see through some thin clouds. It was a fantastic watch. I could not get a good photo of it but this is a photo taken just north of me near Dallas. This is what I saw, and it was just amazing...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Last Watermelon

I cut this watermelon from the garden yesterday, it looks like it will be the last one I have for the season, may have a few more servings before it is gone. Made for a nice snack in the middle of the day...

Watermelon for a snack
Later, salad from the garden

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Night out on the deck drinking with friends

Spent the night out on the deck with friends, doing some star gazing and enjoying the night...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Deer by the House

I see deer outside the house a lot, but these guys were just six feet away from the house when I was out this morning. They were very cautious but enjoying the dead grass along my dirt road. These are the closest I have seen them to the house, usually they will wonder by in the woods, however these does came out alongside the house...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Newly Made Obsidian Knife

Made this knife today...made with beautiful dark and mahogany obsidian stone and mule deer antler for a waiting customer...this one has a blade 9 inches long and very sharp..

Friday, September 11, 2015

First Fall Cold Front

We are getting are first fall cold front bringing air all the way down from Canada which will bring down Temps here from the 90s to the 80s and the humidity down to the 20s. While this is a welcome thing, we only got about a half inch of rain where I am, I can only hope the rain will pickup more in the near future. In the meantime hand watering in the garden goes on...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

70 Days of No Rain

It goes on, hot sunny days with no rain, but I am hopeful that according to NOAA, there may be a breakdown of this weather pattern soon and a cold front may make it down to me. One can only hope so as I continue trying to keep my garden alive.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Glimpse of Home

I live off the grid on about five acres of wooded secluded land off of a dirt road that leads down a quarter mile from the paved county road. I have two cabins and a studio along with a couple of storage buildings. I have enough land for a garden and free running chickens along with woods to hike in. I also use the nature around me for my healing shaman work. Most of all I have privacy.

A look down my dirt road to the mailbox

At the front gate 

The front of the main cabin

Looking further down my dirt road

At the end of my dirt road is the guest cabin

A look at my studio on one side of my property

At the far end of the property is one of the fire pits