Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Interesting Pictures From One Critter Camera For Novermber 2017

Out of thousands of pictures from only one of our critter cameras on the property, here are a few interesting pictures for November 2017. 
Female Doe and Possum

Bobcat Crossing Our Dam 

Young Buck (Male)

Young Buck (Male), AKA: Half Rack!!!

2 Female Doe and Crows on Dam with Frost

Female Doe and Possum

2 Females on Dam Eating Apples and Corn

2 Female Doe's on Dam Eating Apples and Corn

Were Back!!!

3 Female Doe's  Feeding

Another Buck (Male) on the Dam

Young Female Doe, and a Fat Possum

Coyote Snooping.....Looking for Food!

4 Deer on the Dam Feeding

Young Buck (Male)

Nice Looking Full Grown Buck (Male)

Young Buck (Male) with 2 Female Doe

Large Buck (Male) with 1 Female Doe

Young Buck (Male), AKA: Strange Rack

Nice Looking Buck (Male)

Female Doe with Buck (Male)

It's Back!!!

Young Doe and Crow (He just had to get in the picture)

Nice Looking Buck (Male)

2 Young Doe Playing and a Blue Jay

Doe (Mama) and Yearling

Couple of Pictures with Young Doe and Bird on Ground and Flying

Squirrels and Yearling

Young Doe and Young Buck Playing (More Like Bow Chicka Bow Wow)

Older Buck Watching a Yearling

Young Buck (Male) with Older Buck (Male)

Young Buck (Male) AKA: Curly Rack with Doe

Blue Jay Convention

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tornado, Flooring, Caulking!!!

A week and a half ago, while shopping at Lowe’s in Norman, Oklahoma, the weather turned bad.  After loading the truck up with our newly purchased tile and thin set, for our main bathroom; we jumped on Interstate 35 to leave Norman to head home.  We had only been home for a couple of hours, when a tornado hit the Riverwind Casino in Norman. 

Thank goodness we’re safely at home; however, we had concerns regarding our travel trailer.  Our trailer is stored in a storage facility directly across the highway from the Riverwind Casino, the direction the tornado made its path.  Law enforcement had the highway and surrounding areas closed down, so first responders could help rescue people, and assess the damage. Therefore, we were unable to physically check on our travel trailer.  I placed a call to the manager of the storage facility.   She informed me they were attempting to get into the facility, and once at the facility, they would call us and let us know if our unit was affected by the tornado.  At 10:45 PM, I received a call from the manager, advising our storage unit was fine.  The storm passed it over, and hit the very next row of storage units.  The next morning, Bulldog Man and I, drove up to the storage facility to visually confirm all was well with our trailer, “The Beast”, and to drop off a few things in our trailer.  After checking our travel trailer, we both were so at ease that we didn’t have damage; it was nice knowing that we did not have to contact the insurance company.

I’m going to give you a sneak preview of the floor being installed throughout our home.  Instead of replacing the damaged laminate again with laminate (something we were going to do in a couple of years, however, since the pipe broke, the flooring needed replacing).  We decided to go with engineered wood.  Here’s a before and after look, what do you think?

Old Laminate Floor
Engineered Wood Replacing the Laminate

Bulldog Man and I have walked around our house identifying areas needing additional caulking from weather damage. This was to help prevent further issues to the wood, and to prevent any air leaks around windows.  After identifying the areas, we got busy caulking. Now we have one more thing to check off of our to do list.

How’s your winter chore list coming along?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Chicken, Guns, and Critters

Ever have one of those days you just don’t feel like manning the kitchen while food cooks?  I wanted roasted chicken but didn’t want to watch the oven.  What to do??  Pull out your handy dandy crock pot, pullout a whole chicken, spice up your chicken.  I usually put some garlic salt, pepper, and cumin all over the chicken with a bit of olive oil.  Then you can do one of two things, place vegetables in the bottom of your crock pot or if you’re not using veggies, ball up two balls of tin foil.  This prevents your chicken from touching the bottom of the pot while it roasts.  Place the top on your crock pot, and turn your chicken on high for 5 hours and wala…….you have a nicely roasted chicken.  

Gun cleaning is done regularly in our home (actually outside due to the smell of the chemicals).  Our guns are cleaned right after using them or on a regular basis to make sure they’re no issues.   Do you clean your guns?

Daily visitors on our homestead…………

She looks pregnant!

He/She is getting to confident, coming closer to our home.