Saturday, January 21, 2012

sweet feed

Woke up early and had 3 bowls of Capt. Crunch cereal and watched cartoons for two hours...no, wait a minute - that was 45 years ago.  Would have never thought then that my Saturday mornings would end up being 3 cups of tea and feeding a longhorn cow in the desert. 

Got a surprise visit from the guy that got stuck down south from me over a week ago - Monroe Elms (former Presidio Co. judge).  He brought out his aunt and uncle to go try to find the swimming hole again - this time I drew him a map and they got in and out on their own.  Just so happens his uncle (Oscar Elmendorf) is the sales rep for HiPro that services this part of Texas.  HiPro is the only brand of range feed that Benita will eat.  He brought her 100lbs of Sweet Feed as a gift.  She loves it.  Not very often does a single longhorn get a personal visit from a feed sales rep.

Spent the afternoon digging and moving 12 more wheel barrow loads of dirt into the courtyard - from the hole that Chuck and machine started for me.  Just about finished back filling that NE corner.  Not quite sure what that big hole is gonna be good for.

19 comments:

zwango said...
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zwango said...

Root cellar?

DEL said...

Thinking far into the future....
can you lay down in it?

BBC said...

Poop in it, sprinkle some sawdust on top, poop in it sprinkle some sawdust top, poop in it sprinkle sawdust on top, etc, etc, compost.

Andy V said...

1) Hot tub...never mind scratch that
2) Bomb Shelter?
3) Keep digging til you hit H2O?
4) Zwango's root cellar?
5) Burmese Tiger trap?
6) Trash pit?

I give up

(You might want to put a cover over it so Benita doesn't fall in!)

SUERTE said...

HAZ-MAT Storeage.

MsBelinda said...

I swear MsBenita is one pampered longhorn and very famous to boot.

She has more followers on Facebook than the city of Del Rio, lol :D

WhyR said...

Great photo of you getting into your work, but the sky... the sky is awesome.

deguello said...

Miss your weather data.

John Wells said...

oops...forgot. 59,78,43,0,B

captaincrunch said...

John,

Looks like your digging your own grave in that pic!

I gotta print that one out. There's a whole bunch of pics of Benita and Mr. Floppy taped to a wall in a high school classroom in South Texas. Most of the kids have never seen the desert.

Rev.JimmyLeeBob said...

I see you are tired of the middle man (wallyworld),going direct to the source instead..........

ken said...

Hot tub!!!

MontelloOffGrid said...

....a guy can never have too many holes lying around!

Tim said...

I like the hot tub idea.

ceparie said...
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Allen Hare said...

That sales rep is wearing a really RED rain suit. Was he expecting a downpour, of was it just to keep the dust off. Either way, it was very nice of him to drive all that way, and to bring a cow a gift. Could work it up into some kind of marketing campaign, maybe, and write it off.

Probably your best self-portrait yet. The sky really makes it. That hole has a lot of potential. Knowing you, you'll come up with something. Just be careful around it, especially in the dark.

markjamesmurphy said...

Just stand in it and say YOU....SHALL NOT...PASS!!!!!

El Viejo said...

You know, of course, for a hole like that around a construction site like yours, you gotta have it marked off with caution tape......barricades..... and fill out five pages of paperwork.......Right?

Seriously.....I'd put an outhouse over it if it's far enough away from your complex. Just sprinkle a little lime on the poop every now and then.