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The first couple inches of a possible 15 inches have already fallen. These were preceded by a three hour long ice storm, just exactly what we were needing.It is now 2 degrees above zero outside after being over 70 just two days ago. So here's what it looked like outside my back door a couple hours ago.

Wanna know whose fault this storm is? It's Tobey's fault. Tobey is this kid from Baton Rouge who came up here to hunt on Kenny's farm. He's been hoping for two weeks that it would snow so he could see what snow looked like and also so it would get the deer up and moving and easier to see. Well he got his wish and I'm blaming this on him. If I don't get to leave for Kansas City tomorrow, I'm going to go over and kick Tobey in the ass. If it were not for the way the boy cooks, I would have already kicked him in the ass. When Tobey isn't acting as a ferrier in Baton Rouge or hunting in Illinois and Wisconsin, he cooks for a guide service in Belen, NM. And man can he cook. So far he has filled us up on Sauce Pecan, Jambalaya, gumbo and when I got him ten pounds of shrimp the other night, etoufee. So we have to let him go a little on the snowstorm I guess. He better get his deer now that he got his snow.

I spent most of last weekend helping Kenny, Rob and Tobey buold enclosures around the base of very long guy wires for a radio tower out in the country. I think we are getting paid for this at some point but I was really just doing it to help a friend. Kenny's farm, is adjacent to the land the radio tower sits on and he has a deal to graze his cattle there if he does some upkeep on the place like mowing and tree trimming and such. But building enclosures is extra. It was a fun day despite stepping in cow patties all the time and getting covered in creosote from the fence posts. Where else can you do a job for pay, take breaks when you want to and drink all the beer you want?

Kenny mostly ran the equipment, the front end loader and the auger we were using to dig the post holes. The other three of us did the ground work. That's Rob cleaning out the post hole and Tobey hauling the next post. Hard to believe that tower is supported by just those guy wires.

We ended up building 8 of these enclosures. Those holes we dug were really dry. You could really tell we've had a drought this year. We have to build about a mile of fence yet around the whole property and then we are done.



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Dec. 1st, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
You've seen the radio tower in Tha Dom's yard next to mine? His radio tower is held up by a guy wire in a rotting stump at one point. He's talking about taking the tower down to do some maintenance on it soon. I will definitely get pictures of that when it happens.

And hey, if you don't want that snow, send it here. It's supposed to be in the 80s today. The 80s! In December! Unconscionable!
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
It's -8 with the windchill today. We can trade houses if you like.

Dec. 1st, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
I know you were in the heaviest snow band. I got the wind and the ice. I'm just glad to have my electric back after almost 12 hours.
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'd say it's over for us. I think we got around 8-10 inches. Hard to tell with the drifting. I'll be putting up pix soon. The phones were out for a bit this morning but everything is back now.

Dec. 1st, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
I love how you tell stories with pictures.

Dec. 1st, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I like telling stories the way I remember the images in my head.

Dec. 2nd, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)

It was warm here and it rained HARD! thunder and lightening too! I don't know if we'll get that one, someone said it would blow to the south of us too much. So maybe the next one will take a ride here...
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