Saturday, May 9, 2015

Home on the Mesa

 When I arrived back to The Mesa on April 2nd the days were sunny, and creeping into the 80's. Since then its been a slow decline, with at least a few drops of rain each day, then finally waking up to this ^^^^ just this morning. Which is great the mountains up here need it, keeps the forest service happy as well.

I've spent the last 5 weeks making plans to build a off the grid compound,or home, but compound sounds much cooler. Complete with shipping container home, green house, 1500 gallon water catchment system, farm animals, and enough solar to run the whole operation. Many phone calls and days later the whole set-up would cost about 7 to 8 thousand. Not to bad for a compound.

 The whole idea seemed fantastic until reality crept in, or maybe the beer wore off? Either way,that trip into the mountains, or down to the desert would become a 1 week hassle instead of a 3 month adventure. That's when this quote bubbled into my melon.

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."
                                          -Seth Godin

So yup pretty much ixnayed the whole idea for now. One day perhaps when my feet ain't so itchy, but for now I can see my summer hideout up near 10000ft from the Mesa, and i'll be on my way if it ever warms up. Heres a few more pics.....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Up Top

Some pics from a top the Mogollon Rim where a spent the last week. Unseasonably warm was in the mid 70's @ almost 8000ft

Would have got some better pics and footage of the Elk, but Houdini a.k.a. Ginger manage to escape out a small opening in the van window, and was running amuck. Heres my March expenses for those inquiring minds.

Phone, and Hotspot $133

Groceries $99.89

Ginger $38.56

Gas $23

Laundry $14

New washing machine $20.17

Netflix $8.49

Propane $3.37

Total 340.48

Off to the Mesa to hibernate for a month or two. Thanks for visiting! Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Moooo Devil

Not much going on my Payson camp. I haven't even been accused of being riff raff like my last visit to the area, so no complaints. Weathers been a tad warm even at these elevations. Once I shut down my laptop Ill be taking the 30 mile trek up that gargantuan hill to 7700ft. Already in the 70's up there probably not gonna last, but a few days in the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world is always good!

Cattle Dog

Not super exciting, but been trying to get a video of one of those dam things for years

Ginger hiding in the brush. Later folks time for the pines. Thanks for visiting. Good day!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Gingers 1st Bday

March 22nd 2014 the Day Ginger was born, and the day that Candy passed, so its one of them happy sad kinda days.  Ginger got a can of roast beef, and a pretty nasty ear infection for her birthday. Guess will need to keep a closer eye on her when shes done playing in the lake.

 The pic above is off her new routine of jumping between the 2 front seats from 430am until 7 am freaking out over every lil movement she sees a bit of a tweeker. Its a routine that I hope passes soon.

Still lollygagging around the Roosevelt AZ  5 weeks now since I seen a grocery store. Supplies are starting to dwindle, but it has allowed me to locate some stellar boondocking spots, that would allow a person to disappear for  quite sometime.

Temps have moved into mid 80's, so come tomorrow morning Ill be making the mere 60 mile journey, which will put me just shy of 5000 feet. Should be just about perfect for this time of year. Thanks for visiting! Good Day! Thanks to those of you who used my amazon link!