Full Moon over Twin Peaks:
I can't believe the last post I made was back in February. Not a whole lot has happened, but it has been way to too long. So, I hope to catch up everyone in the next few blogs. In all honesty, internet connections have "sucked" but that is no excuse.
So, I continued to work on the buffelgrass project in Organ Pipe without Joel. His leg/knee/back was bothering him too much to walk, but I was able to hook up with Justin, an Americor Intern and we continued the search and destruction of the buffelgrass. (the park would not let me out in the field by myself). Unfortunately, Justin also had other projects to work on as part of his commitment and it turned out that after a short time he could not accompany me out in the field. I worked on some mapping projects with Joel and helped out in the nursery but by mid-March there were very few projects available for me to work on and I elected to leave Organ Pipe a few weeks early. Joel stayed on, working in maintenance repairing picnic tables and what ever.
I stopped in Tucson for a few days to load up on supplies and do some shopping before heading to Tierra Amarilla, NM as the nearest grocery store is more than a 40 mile round trip from the ranch. My son, Conlan lives on a 360 acre ranch with girlfriend Gayle near Tierra Amarilla. The ranch is only 3 miles from El Vada State Park and Lake Heron State Park is only a few miles to the north...can you say "out in the middle of nowhere?!!"
Stay tuned for pictures of four legged grand children and scenes from the old west.