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Minor Frustrations [Nov. 29th, 2009|09:09 am]
e_moon60
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Every once in awhile, an image file won't load on my 80 acres blog, and I understand that occasionally, for some reason, the file is glitched. But for another "some reason", last evening, when I had a lot of good new images to post from yesterday's walk on the land, about half of them wouldn't work.

When it's just one, I usually go back to the original off the camera, do whatever I did before (crop, resize, convert back to jpg from Paint Shop's format) and everything's cool. That takes time, but not too much when it's one image out of a group. When it's several, and it's getting later...not fun. I finally just canceled the project and decided I'd tackle it again today.

I had managed to get across the creek in regular shoes, with only minor wetness in the feet, though it required carrying four knapsacks of rocks from the pile near the creek into the north end ford. Which had become more streamlike and less fordlike during previous flash floods this fall. However, with more rain forecast for today (as much as two inches) I felt we needed to know how the water and pump were doing at Owl Pavilion. . The creek was running perfectly clear--definitely spring-fed--and--for this creek--strong. So was Westbrook when I got there, and that rock crossing will need repair as well.




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[User Picture]From: blitheringpooks
2009-11-29 05:13 pm (UTC)
On your blog you mention that you manage the 80 acres. Do you also own it, or are you there specifically as managers?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-11-29 09:11 pm (UTC)
We own it. It's contiguous with our original house and horse lot--our original north fenceline is part of the south fenceline of the 80 acres, so all we had to do was cut our fence and install a gate.

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[User Picture]From: blitheringpooks
2009-11-29 10:05 pm (UTC)
Do the 80 acres also have a house? I assume so, since you mention your "original house."

I enjoyed moseying through the site this morning.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-11-29 11:47 pm (UTC)
No, the 80 acres does not have a house. We're living in the house we bought 30 years ago...so we walk out the door, across the back yard, through the gate into the north horse lot, out the gate onto the 80 acres. Our house has the city limits running through it; it came with 3.7 acres.

Here's a link to the map that's on the website (but not the blog.)
http://www.80acresonline.org/images/map-674x395.jpg

You can see that the 80 acres is a rectangle with chunks out for the construction yard and one house lot (sold before we bought the place.)

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-11-29 10:04 pm (UTC)
I wish I could have hauled a load of rocks with you. It sounds like those 80 acres can change pretty dramatically from one day to the next. Have you seen that enormous heron again? That was spectacular. Our walk still fills my daydreams.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-11-29 11:49 pm (UTC)
I've seen it once more--I'm not outside all the time and right now the heron has many stock tanks and ponds and the main creek lower down to visit.

We saw a smaller white heron or egret south of town the other day at a stock pond.
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From: zackthedog
2009-11-29 10:23 pm (UTC)

walking the land

You're making me homesick...
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-11-29 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: walking the land

Sorry...
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