Sunday, June 29, 2014

Molly And The Animals

I believe these are Molly's Animals.
It has been some time since she has play with them, but they are in really good shape.
Been cleaning out the attic in the shop.
There is stuff that goes back almost 20 years.
I had to do a battle with the ants, that had build a home in one of the sowing bags.
There was nothing for them to eat, but there sure like that bag of buttons, zippers and thread and ribbon.
Every time I move it and inch or two, they would come swarming out, so i got a stick and pushed it to the other side and let it fall, then I jumped down and pick up the bag with a long stick and walked it out, along ways out.
Rochelle put a garden hose on it, to soak in down for about hour.
I came back to check and they had made a trail back to the shop, it was about 150 feet away.
So i got the big guns out, the got this ant killer stuff, called TERRO it has Borax in it.
Seem pretty safe, I uses borax hand cleaner at work.
We'll see how will it works.
Now that the bag is gone, I put the bag of ants in the trash can and wheeled it down to the end of the driver way, it will get pick up Monday.
The ant seem to be going away more less, give it some time to see.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Little Cover Bridge

 This is a little cover bridge in an area off Highway 140 about 20 miles from White City, Oregon.
It is about 30 feet long and about 15 feet wide.
This area is call Lake Creek, much like Wimer with one store and a gas station.
A very beautiful area, it would be a nice area to live in, if it was not so far out.
 If the date is right, this is one of the oldest  cover bridges in Oregon.
There is a sign that talks about this, but the date seem that could be off a coup of years.

 Lots of big ranches in the area, many 1000 of acres in sizes, most of it is cow and hay farms.
So the Walch family has the little park that is  maintained by them.
A little stage to the right and a creek behind that, that runs under the bridge.
And about 10 tables and 3 or 4 barbaric units.
The gate is to keep the cows out of the area.
And it is Free, most of the county parks around here has a day fee of $6 to $10 dollars.

More of the Walch park.
Very green, as you can see they keep it watered.

What brought me out here was some geocaches and looking for another way to get up on this mountain, so I hear that there could be some thunder egg type rocks.
No luck on the rocks, but I did find 3 geocaches and this cool little park/wayside.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Caching Up on the Blog

Been some time, will a long time, so I'm trying to keep this thing alive, we will see what happens.
I going to do a little caching up with some thing thats happened and that I feel are important
 and would like to see in the blog.
This is like a jounal and am going to print it out one of these days and made a book looking item.

This is Dawson J. D Ford, the newest male to carry the Ford name on, born July 5, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.( old news) His B-day is about 2 weeks away.

Dawson look like He is going to have lot of hair.

 The to Rabbet Ears near Crater Lake, a big rock for sure. Found a coup of caches near here.
As you can see I was there July 20, 2013. Really hard to cache how big these two rocks are.
This was about 2.5 hour drive, but it was really cool and the caches helped make it worth the time and a good day off the coach. The road was not to bad, I drove the Red Metor to this, the drive to the look out was a lot rougher and should not be done in any type of low car, my many years driving on dirt roads/skills helped, I was able to get across some of the bigger water bars, but it was pretty tricky and had to be done just right or the car would hit and stick and brake things, and thats not good way out there. Would have been a day and half walk out with no cell tower hits.
Dan on a side road looking at Rabbet Ears.

I also found some Petrefied wood in the area.
This is from a near by fire look out.

Look up this is about 400 to 500 feet up this face.
Had a little snow this year Feb 19, 2013

Made it to Miller lake, about a 4 mile one way bike ride up hill. 5/2013

The Gray Back Mt. Highest, 2 year to get there.

From the top, highest in Josephine county. 7055 feet. Over 10 mile hike.
1st and last 5K for 2014 the next one knock out my knee.good time 32.30 minutes .

Robyn that morning after Tysen L. was born.
Tysen L. Sutherland born Jan 10, 2014 in Medford Oregon.