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PostPosted: Jan 5th, '20, 07:37 
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After a good snowy winter the San Juans can hold snow way into August. 100F and you look at snow :D
It is quiet a wild swing from Winter to Summer, 120 F. I don't think there is many places in the US that have it anually.
If you do your western trip, Valley of the Gods, the Goosnecks of the San Juan River are a must. Not many tourists go there, but it gives you a outstanding impression of the land, or South West. The lush green of the mountains and the harsh but colourful desert. I used to outfit in that area. The biggest surprise for my customers was 1 small Canyon in Valley of the Gods. Stone desert with those gigantic monuments, 120 F and than a spring fed cool pool with lots of wild life.
Kristal clear water.
Don't miss Archer close to Moab, crowded but worth the trip.
Mesa Verde is not to bad either, I am spoilt by the cities of Central and South America, of the same time period and being European and the stuff that was built there.
The Anasazi are a little bit a example for us in the West. They founded their big towns during a time of plenty of moisture, but than got hit by a 600 year drought, just when their culture started to peak, or amounted to something.
The South West got settled during a period of more than plenty of moisture, the Land were the Honey flows.
It seams to me, we see the same change as the Anasazi experienced, drought has become the new normal.



It is pretty cool to see the cyclical nature of Earth's past. It is always in such a state of change.There really is only a few coastal areas that remain pretty constant.

I will look into and read up on your suggested places to visit. They sound nice! Thank you.

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I think it is a little time for a update.
Our last polar bomb is now 3 weeks in the past. It got a little brisk outside for a week. I had minus 30 C at the farm, with a rather refreshing breeze peeking at 60kmh.
I had a hard time with my fishpond to preventing freezing solid. But the stock tanker heater did the job.
Now it feels like spring. It rained a bunch last week, with occasional snow, 15mm moisture, which is a lot for us. We have not had any rain like that for 5 years or so.
The rain washed the snow away.
In my green house the potatoes are doing rather good. I have the first strawberries and one of my citrus is starting to bloom. In the wintergarden my seedlings are coming rather good.
My farm, with its people, animals and plants is a place of tranquility, while the world around it goes just nuts.


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PostPosted: Mar 17th, '20, 08:22 
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I thought this was funny


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Very beautiful, nice place to stay sane :thumbleft:


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Yes it is a very beautiful place to stay sane.
I need it very much at the present. My business is essential and we are open 11 hours a day. I have a laundry business, coin and drop off.
We have to deal with the public. I am lucky that I read 4 languages, speak 3.
When I read about Italy we went into overdrive. I got safety equipment for my workers, face shields, masks, organized friends which produce masks for us with their sewing machines, created a safety space for my employees, hand wash station etc. etc.
When the virus hit our area we very way ahead of everybody, 2 weeks at least.
Beginning of March I saw that they started installing plexi shield at the check outs in Germany. Same week we had one on our counter.
Every day I come home from work, I do a complete sanitizing. Put on fresh cloth, we sweat like pigs ( which can not sweat ) in the Tyvek suits.
Than a beer to get ridd of that fricking not in the belly and than I can relax with my animals, the farm and my still winterized garden.
No people, no face mask, no face shield no coverall, no constant hand washing, touch your eyes, scratch that itch at the nose, scratch dogs and pig bellies.
Tune out the world, till tomorrow.

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Spring is here, sort of. Snow is gone and it is bone dry. We had our first wild fires.
But things are getting green. The birds have returned and as last year my little system is a magnet, fresh water.
The fish are staring to eat. This year I planted strawberries. in the blue tubs. My green house is full of plants wanting to go outside. They do during the day, but at night there is a curfew, which fits the times.
Mrs D, the KuneKune, gets her spring heats and than she is complety of the rol, waco. So she gets quarantined, too. Than my Caroline dog got to frisky with the horses and ended up with a broken left front leg. He can not move around with the cask, or he gets rubs, which might infect and than the leg is of. Tripode sucks.
Oh well so he quarantined, too.
But live is rather good.
We might even get some rain Sunday or Monday.
I hope a lot.
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Oh well, here we go again. In Germany we call it Die Eisheiligen, The Ice Saints.
It always happens in middle to late May, some rather good night frosts, which lasts for a week.
My toms are already quiet big and in the wiking beds, out side. So they need some insulation for the nights.
Bubble foil with alu on it. R value 9.
It was fun tonight to put them on, 50mph winds and a mild dust storm

County is Red Flagged and a no burn. We are so incredible dry, 2.2 mm rain since beginning of April.

Captain Hook is in his 5th week and it becomes a fight with rubbing soreness. 50% healed, according to the X-ray from Friday. Cast had to be taken of and he is in a splint, jungle rot in the foot. This will be a close sprint to the finish, leg or no leg.


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Today I was watering the plants in the stone garden bordering the hot tub.
I have a bunch of new friends. Were they come from I have no idea, but they are very welcome.
Its 2 of them.


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glad to see you're weathering the storm. It's been a tough couple of months... but we're starting to get back to "normal" up here. We had a rather late start to the season as it was rather cold May... finally got plants in the garden in June but not going as well as we would hope because of the late start and the plants having spent too much time in the greenhouse. Hopefully it turns around soon though.

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Hi Rob,
Yes it is a wild ride. Most important do not become complaisant. The Virus is not over, opposite we see new hot spots develop all along the coast, the beaches, party time, Florida, Texas, California and all the Southern States in between. A friend of mine in Germany had the virus. His wife is a nurse and a asymptomatic patient infected her and the whole ward. A 5 week struggle, very nasty.

Captain Hook is now in the 8th week. The last 2 weeks were very rough, because of jungle rot, but I think we have it finally under control.
The weather over the last 3 days was a wild ride. 2 nights of frost and winds up to 70 miles an hour from the North. You should have seen the barometer. It went from 1020 mb to 980 mb in 3 hours and than shot again to 1020and than a few hours later it dropped like a rock. I have had a 3 day hang over from it. All my potted plants went back into the green house.
I have now 4 Salamander in the hot tub pond. I think they are from my large pond. It is nearly dry, the drought continues. We are again in highest fire warning, no burn, we have several Hot Shot teams already in the county.

The wild ride continues, all we need is a wild fire to top it of

Stay thirsty my friend and save, have a Corona, or do they call it now Ebola ?

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