Saturday, October 24, 2009

Almost there...

I'm starting to get a little bit excited. It looks like we will get the last stretch of the track opened today or tomorrow! There were so many things that got in the way of that: trees that needed to be felled, tumbleweeds, mowing took precedence, I got sick, there was so much brush and weeds in the barbed wire fence that I couldn't run the hot wire, old fencing had to be hauled out and cut away by hand where trees had grown through it... However, there are just a couple of little jobs left. Hooray! Watch this space!

Some of the brushy mess waiting to be removed.
The black posts are part of a "safety fence" we put up to seperate this area from the track. The perimeter barbed wire lies behind the trees and brush - somewhere!!

That gray mass at the base of the trees is an accumulation of old tumbleweeds.


  1. Amazing pictures Kris, those trees look really old, what type are they? Also LOVE that blue blue sky...looks positively warm where you are!


  2. Most of the big dead trees there are Cottonwoods, Shelley, and the others are Elms. We will slowly clear out the dead ones for firewood. It was pretty warm the afternoon I took those, but the firewood is starting to come in handy!