Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Love Thunder & Rain!

Ahhh, thunder!  I love the sound of rumbling thunder through the mountains, especially when it's accompanying the sound of rain on our tin roof.  It makes for a perfectly cozy afternoon and evening.  It doesn't do much for the view though, which is gray and dreary...much different from our sunset last night!

It was drizzling all day, but I did get the chance to make a trip on our ATV Big Bear down the road to a recently graded area that exposed a bunch of rocks...
...and collected some to bring back to the cabin and continue working on my erosion prevention project (about 3/4 of the way completed now).
I'm glad to say that the rocks are holding well with the heavy rain we are having this evening, but it's easy to see areas where more erosion prevention still needs to be done (besides finishing the "stone wall"); the spot in the forefront of the photo, which is in front of the deck, needs some work (not sure what yet), as does the spot where the water is draining from our rain shield that we installed some time ago (if you look closely you can see a puddle, a rain barrel to collect the rain would be perfect there)

Later this afternoon, I was watching the birds at the feeder, and I noticed our maple trees are budding...I remember they were the first leaves to emerge last spring...it's exciting to see evidence that spring is indeed on the way (I'm also excited that the meteorologists are saying there just might be some snow this weekend...I could get one more taste of winter, woo hoo!).

FYI, yesterday, I mentioned our critter cam and was asked what cam we were using.  It's a Bushnell 8MP cam, and we love it (you will find a link to it near the top of this post on the right side of the page)...it takes great pictures and the batteries last for a long time.  In fact, we purchased a second one to use at our river house!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Dad/Pepere said...

Thanks for a delightful read! Hugs!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I love thunder and rain, especially if I'm in bed.

My peas, potatoes, radishes, lettuce and onions might get a layer of snow later this week. We have a chance of snow 3 days this week, up to two inches.

When is the first day of Spring???

Lise said...

Thanks dad, hugs back!

Patti, I hope you are safe and sound and warm...today is the vernal equinox, based on that, spring is here! Maybe it's time for a snow nap, lol!