October & November 2018
far, is my favorite time of year. Some people prefer the Spring when
the world is waking from a long ,cold Winter. Spring is when the earth
turns from an ugly white to a carpet of green mixed with a rainbow of
colors from the budding flowers. Spring is a pretty time, but for me,
especially around this country, it seems a little short lived. From
windy and cold, to hot and dry, it’s just a bit short for me.
a long, hot, air-conditioned, Summer, I look forward to Fall. Me and my
body don’t do -hot well these days, so the cooling temps. are greatly
welcomed by both.
Fall, to me, tends to stay a while. The cooler
days and almost chilly nights are deeply enjoyed. After a long hot
Summer indoors, it’s great to get outdoors a lot more. Fall is when I
spend a lot more time in the mountains, the one place that means the
world to me. Whether hunting fishing or just to enjoy where I am.
also comes in many different colors as the leaves chill and get ready
for winter. The golds and yellows, reds and ambers can also fill the
Some look at Fall as a prelude to Winter and the cold it
brings. While this may be true I still enjoy it’s length. Though
I don’t enjoy the bitter cold that Winter can bring, I do better in the
cool and semi cold than in the hot. As for now I’ll bask in the Fall
and enjoy and not think upon Winter. Yet!!!
November - A prelude to Winter
getting cold and time to winterize, almost past time. For some reason I
tend to put this off a little late. I seem to wait until that first
skim of ice is on the water tanks.
have taken up all the garden hoses and stored them for Winter, I’ve
checked the vehicles for anti-freeze, I’ve drained gas tanks and
removed batteries on all equipment that will remain idle until Spring.
I’ve even beefed up the animal feed for the cold to come.
some reason though, I have this need to see the ice before I put water
heaters in tanks. Not really a good thing since even too cold of water
will make horses not drink.
This year has
been pretty mild and I watch to make sure the animals are drinking
enough. This sudden cold snap has been a wake- up call, and though
sometimes late, I do hear the bell. So all is heated and all electrical
is working. Everyone and everything is happy.
Chris and I just
returned from a family reunion in Redmond. A gathering that has not
seen all the cousins together for almost three decades.
thing I do like about November is family gatherings. To listen to
what’s going on with others and to share family adventures. To share
hopes and dreams and to remember, while we still can, the good old
days. The good old days? I’m starting to sound like my parents. It’s
amazing how much we change, but also how much we remain the same.
People say you can’t choose your relatives, but we’ve been blessed to
have the ones we have.
Though this be a one time gathering there
is another that comes every November. Thanksgiving family gathers to
center around one thing. FOOD. Sounds like SBBCH.
just food, but a love to share in one another. A time to see new ones
and to remember those who are gone. It’s the one time of year where
people should be together. No one should be alone. So go spend this
time with loved ones, friends, and family enjoy each other and kick
See you at the next meeting.
Be safe and have fun
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