Both Kelly & I headed over to Belle's this morning & while Kelly helped Belle with computer stuff I tended to the animals. A slight cloud cover made it a tad cooler so I had to drive the gator slower to cut down on the wind chill factor. Everything went off pretty well again but for lesson number 3 here it is. Don't park your food source too close to your food consumer. I pulled up along the fence line with 2 bales of hay in the back of the gator, jumped out & walked around to snip the binder twine on the bales, turned my back to the corral & immediately got part of my head tangled up in a horses mouth. He almost got my hat off & some hair with it. By the time I got myself straightened out he had shoved his head past me & had his face buried in the top hay bale. Aw won't a be doin that again!!
ANOTHER FINE DAY AT THE SILVERADO RANCH (click pics to enlarge)
The other problem I had this morning was in keeping the 2 wandering horses from grabbing the hay out of the back of the gator again every time I stopped. They followed me around & when I would stop to feed others they would slip up & grab a mouthful of hay. My little talk with them yesterday had obviously not worked. Tomorrow morning will be my last day doing the feeding & watering because Belle has decided to take back the former horse persons & they will be resuming their work with the horses on Monday. I thoroughly enjoyed my few days with all the animals but I knew my time with them was only temporary. We will still be going over to Belle's helping with things for awhile yet so I'll still be able to give Belle's 3 outside dogs Chiquita, Chrissie, & Shadow, their yummy doggy treats:))
WELL, I HOPE YOU 2 GUYS ARE SATISFIED NOW!!
Kelly was successful in resolving some computer issues for Belle so we headed off for Douglas around 2. Had to check on an ATV battery & pick up some dog & cat food for the gang here at the ranch we are staying at. We also had a big blow out at McDonalds. Well, I did!! The mountains looked particularly beautiful on the drive home with the sun & cloud patterns playing their way across the valley floor & up the mountain sides. The scenery is forever fascinating with the changing light. Soft pastel colors, deep shadows, & mountain mythology all blending softly to create this wondrous desert magic.
BELLE SHOWS KELLY CINDY’S PARTING GIFT TO HER
We were only back to the ranch a few minutes when all the dogs took off barking towards the front gate which we had locked behind us. A quick glance out the window showed us a familiar looking truck & camper known to us from our blogging world. It was Ivan from ROADTRIP 2010. We've been following Ivan for about a year now & this past summer he was all the way up to Alaska. To-day he was here at the ranch. Always nice to meet people you read about & with RV'ers there are always lots of things to talk about. Wasn't long & we had the travel books out comparing places, prices, & lifestyles. Boondocking spots were discussed as well as routes & roads. Ivan is a very personable fellow with many RVing miles under his belt & it was a pleasure for us to finally meet him. He was headed back to the Whitewater Draw again to-night with an early start for Bisbee in the morning to meet some fellow blogger friends at the BBC. Ivan may be in the Borrego Springs area in a couple months so we may cross paths again.
EXCHANGING BOONDOCKING INFO WITH IVAN BEFORE HE LEAVES
The ranch dogs Gleeson & Pearce really like hanging out with the Bayfield Bunch so some nights as I'm typing this we have the whole gang in the motorhome stretched out relaxing. Five dogs & us. I was thinking if maybe we got a bigger motorhome we could bring some of Belle's miniature donkeys on board. They sure are cute little fellows.....................:))
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