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color_geo300I was looking up geocache locations to see if more had been added to our mountain neighborhood. A couple of years ago, there weren’t many. Now? I’m thrilled I can walk out the back door and go searching! The closest to my house is only 3/4 mile away. Closer if I cut across the BLM land adjoining my back garden!

 

If you are not familiar, GeoCache is a network of hidden treasure that you find using clues and a GPS. You can get a free account at GeoCache and start searching your area. Then you return to the site and tell others about your hunt. This activity is enjoyed by people all over the world.color_citonotext150

 

In my opinion, this is the ultimate combination of technology and nature. Our family goes geocaching when we go camping all the time. Most of the caches we find in the desert are in old ammo boxes and usually contain a camera, logbook and various types of treasure. Our kids love to fill out the logbook and trade out the ‘treasure’.

 

If you haven’t heard of GeoCaching, logon and see what you have around you. If you plan to travel, this is a great adventure to add to your trip!

 

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As I leave my house this morning, I’m worried about my horses. Every morning when I go out to feed, they are running around playing. The past week has brought us steady, but light, snow. Now the sun is out and as they walk on that snow, it turns to a sheet of ice.

About a year ago, a friend down the road had her horse slide right into a tree. The horse hit his pole and died instantly. It was a sad day, because at almost 3 years old, he had the makings of becoming a great partner for her. She burried him and wondered what we could do different to protect our buddies out on the ice. Unfortunately, we couldn’t think of a solution.

I keep my horses ‘barefoot’, so cleated shoes is out. Salt can get in there frog and cause burns. Topping the ice with grit isn’t practicle.

I guess I will continue to worry and hope the ice melts quickly. It is another part of life that we can’t control.

3 Year Old Sunshine, Relaxing in the Snow

3 Year Old Sunshine, Relaxing in the Snow

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Snowy Sunrise Driving into Virginia City, NV

Snowy Sunrise Driving into Virginia City, NV

It’s snowing today and I love it! Our forest needs the moisture and water supplies need to be replenished. A muddy spring leads to stronger gardens, and since it is winter, I need exercise.

I’m prepared. I have my trusty shovel and quad with plow. These are definite necessities, living rural up in the mountains. My husband found the best shovel, years ago for me. It is a plastic bucket with a metal edge. I can scrape, or break, ice with it. And, more importantly, I can lift and toss snow. It isn’t heavy therefore I haven’t dreaded snow removal for years.

Our property is long, so our driveway is too. There is no physical way we could shovel the entire distance, so some sort of plow is a must. I admit to envy of my neighbors with tractors. There are so many projects that a tractor can make easier. But, I put my 4 wheeler and plow to just as good of use. In 20 minutes, I can clear my drive, gate, barn and parking spots.

In the summer, I attach a harrow to the tow ball and can drag the horse manure. This makes better soil for trees and my horses, as well as an earth friendly manner of disposal. I also make use of my snow shovel in the summer months. It is great for loading up some of the awkward piles of manure to haul for composting.

So here I am, completing winter chores and day dreaming about summer chores. Seasons remind me life is a never ending cycle!

Plowing Snow at the Barn

Plowing Snow at the Barn

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