On Friday we traveled to the east side of Mt Hood to help prepare some of the CG's for campers. We cleared fallen limbs, cleaned fire pits and raked campsites; all of this in the rain.....with a little ice mixed in. On Saturday we got word that the primary work center on the east side was ready for occupancy; so the 'extra' RV's that have been staying in our work center began preparations to leave. About 10am a convoy left headed east....1 5th wheel, 2 MH pulling toads, me driving the dually work truck loaded with tools and equipment pulling a 20' trailer carrying one of the golf carts, Joan driving one of the work trucks loaded with office supplies and 2 other work trucks loaded with various campground supplies. Here's what we ran into as we passed Mt Hood.....
|Rain & Snow at 38 Degrees|
Sunday was our first of two days off and it turned out to be gorgeous; blue skies with no clouds and temps in the high 60's. Now that the extra campers have left the workcenter, we used most of the day moving and setting up our RV in its seasonal site.
This is the backdrop of our site. We're also started work on adding some personal touches to the space between our rig and the workcenter building including a fire pit, picnic table, hummingbird feeder, wind chimes, bird feeder, tomato and herb bed and flower garden.
We had a hard time raking some of these rocks. They kept flying away!
When we got too close they turned into blue butterflies
Well it's getting late and I'm pretty tired from all of the 'home' work we did today. So I'll just say 'Good Nigh..." Wait a minute... I think I may have forgotten something....What is it?... Let me read back through the blog.....Oh Yeah, I know......
Cow Pies and Butt Rot. It's not what you think. It's not from cattle or from riding the motorcycle too long on a hot summer day! In Oregon, according to the Forest Service, cow pies and butt rot are signs of a diseased tree. Schweinitzii is the formal name of the infection commonly called butt rot and is found in Douglas fir trees. When a tree suffers from schweinitzii the wood of the tree heart will deteriorate and break into little brown cubes. Cow pies are another sign of butt rot and grow near the base/root of diseased tree. They look very similar to the cow pies you find left over after a herd of cattle has been in the area.
So there you have it. No matter what you know, you can always learn a little more. Joan and I are having a great time. In fact Sunday is our anniversary....6 years since we started our new life as a couple. We can't believe how much we've done since we got together. And how much fun we've had. Our current workamping adventure is just one example.
Stayed Tuned....More to Come!