Monday, October 13, 2014

Feeling Better

My damn ole back got to hurting so bad that I turned into a zombie for a few weeks from taking pain pills and muscle relaxers every 3 hours. I couldn't sleep in the bed so I slept in the recliner, that's the only place I wouldn't hurt for a couple of hours. A few weeks of being so spaced out I didn't know what the hell was going on I told the wife that I'm getting the shot in the back that I swore I would never get but anything was better than what I was going through so I went in to the back doc to get the results of the MRI and tell him to give me the shot in the back and would worry about the results latter, well he says the shot will have to take place at the hospital where they could watch on x-ray where the needle was going and it would be 2 days before I could get that done. He sets that up and then tells me what else could be done about my back which has 2 disks with nothing left between them and that's why my nerves are being pinched. He could go in and try to make the opening that the nerves go through bigger so they wouldn't get pinched or he could go in a use screws and plates and fuse the disks together but with my heart condition he wouldn't do either. What the hell, why didn't you tell me this crap to start with. Just gimme the damn shot.
 Two days latter I go into the hospital and the nice lady doctor that is going to give me the shot tells me this is a piece of cake and will only 10 minutes tops unless there is a problem, guess what 15 minutes in she says "We have a problem" you have a bone spur that is getting in the way of the needle but I'm not giving up I'm going to try a different angle, I feel something hit a nerve and she says that's what she was waiting for and gets it done. They tell me it could take up to 5 days for it to take effect. It took 2 weeks before I really started feeling better. I still couldn't sleep in the bed but I'm off the pain pills and muscle relaxers.
 I go see my heart doctor for my 6th month check up and tells him about my back. He tells me something needs to get done about it that it was bad for my heart. I tell him my back doc wouldn't operate because of my heart and he says that's BS that there is nothing wrong with my heart to keep me from have a back operation. I tell him I'm not real happy with that back doctor and I leave his office with his back doctors name and waiting for an appointment with him.
 The wife's vacation was coming up last week and wanted to go out to the ranch. I'm thinking how in the hell am I gonna do this,that's where this all started the last time we went out there.
 I started working and walking and doing a lot of thing around the house and was feeling good except I couldn't sleep in the bed. I hated to throw the recliner on the trailer and haul it out to the ranch so I bought me one of them double decker air mattress and did some experimenting with it and found out I could get around 3 hours sleep on it and decided I could live with that since that's about all my back would let me get anyway so off to the ranch we went.






We no sooner drive up to the place and start unloading that I catch something out of the corner of my eye and there's Porky as I call him waiting for some corn. For those that don't know this javelina has been hanging around me for a few years now. He will lay in the corn eating and I can be 3 feet away from him with a pick digging and it doesn't bother him the others will run off but not him.




Now ain't that a cute face


I throw some corn out and he settles in eating and watching whats going on. We get busy unpacking and putting things away and look out and porky has wondered off. We mess around the house getting everything put away and look out back where I have the feeder and what the hell did you do porky bring the whole damn klan with you.



When you get a pack like this together they will have some fights and it sounds like all hell is breaking loss back there. I have to go back and tell them to keep it quite that I'm here for piece and quite.




It's that time of the year and the baby's are out and are real shy.





We had a great time and saw a beautiful sunrise one morning.






Warning the owner of this land shoots first and the guard birds takes care of the rest.




Funny thing about this trip I slept the whole time in the bed out there and got around 8 hours of sleep a night, The most sleep I've had in months. I love my little part of God's country out there.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ain't nothing new

Not a damn thing going on over here. Did have my MRI last week but won't know till Aug. what is going on back there. Boy did they put me in la la land when I had thank dang MRI. They gave me this little pill and 30 minutes later came and put me on that table and next thing I know its over. I sure liked that pill it was a 1mg xanax. Why are those dang machines so loud? They put ear plugs in my ears and towels next to them and it was still loud.
 Glad that is over with and now my dang insurance company sends me a letter telling me its time I had a colonoscopy now ain't that a fine howdy do. OK enough of the doctor crap.

Been going through some pictures I've taken over the years out in Big Bend, as you can tell I'm bored stiff I did find some I had forgotten about.


The Window


Casa Grande






                                                  Then I found some pictures from 1899

The Window



Santa Elena Canyon



North Peak 

  



This is Nine Points Mesa from my place





 and another when it was raining on the Mesa




Now here is Nine Points Mesa in 1899 


I'm guessing this 1899 picture was taken on the 118 side of the mesa. Its hard to say.



I'm thinking he is with the photography group or he might be a cowboy.




If you have some time to kill check out the pictures here I had a lot of fun looking at all the old pictures from out in that area and other places as well.


As you can see this is a poor blog today I just don't have anything worth writing about lately.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just doing a whole lot of nothing.

Not much going on in my neck of the woods just setting watching the wind blow.
Went out to the ranch and found everything safe and sound and hot. The second day I was there I heard some noise and headed out to see where it was coming from. I found some friends lurking in the brush.




                     I went down there and dang I had a whole lot of new friends.








and some young ones



I had one eating out of my hand for awhile then the ole male didn't like her getting all the food and one snort from him and everybody left. 

 I have had back problems for 14 years some times the ole sciatic nerve will act up then it will quit hurting and my hip will start hurting and the longer I stand the worst it gets until I have to set down for a few minutes and then I can get up and go on for awhile. Well the second night we were out there we went out to get something to eat and I was setting there and started to get up, it felt like someone was stabbing me in my spine. My dang disks starting giving me hell. I didn't think I was going to move from that chair I finally got up and made it back to the my place. I take pain pills with me just in case things like this happen. I reached into my bag and where the hell is my pills? I left the damn things at home so I did without and managed to get some sleep that night. I felt better the next morning so we went and payed ole John Wells a visit.We tried to get that dang thing he bought to fly around on up but the winds would not quit blowing so he practiced taking off and having the fan on his back. 











My dang back started giving me hell again so we decided to pack up and head home. I get home and call my Doctor up and tell him I have hurt long enough and its time to get my back fixed. The fun begins, he sends me to a pain specialist. This quack asks all kinds of questions and wants to get x-rays and a MRI but until I get all that done he will just stick a needle in my back and wait a damn minute I just met you and I don't like the idea of a needle being stuck in my spine by you right now so forget that it ain't gonna happen. He then tells me OK we will start you on some physical therapy until we get the results back from the x-rays and MRI I tell him unless the insurance pays for that therapy I ain't going. Last time they tried that crap the insurance would not cover it and it was $75.00 a session so I'm waiting on getting the MRI which I get at end of the month.We'll see how this plays out. He did give me some good pills, you take one of them pills and in about 30 minutes your thinking this is pretty good stuff but then you wake up and its the next day. I ain't taking one of them again unless I really need it.




My damn tomato's have gone crazy as hell I've been all over the place getting rid of them. I bet I've given 40 pounds of them away. 
My hydroponic maters had sex together and I have my own strain of tomato it's a cross between a Cherokee Purple and a Yellow Pear. What came out of that night of sexual bliss is one hell of a good tasting yellow tomato that averages around one pound and I have a lot of them that dang plant is nine feet tall.









The maters in the garden are doing great this is whats left from one day of picking and giving some away.








Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I'm still Kickin

Haven't had much to write about in a while.The only thing going on around here is the wind. I've been selling off some of these dang extra tomato plants I have and have sold around $200.00 worth and still have a bunch left anybody want some tomato plants I'll give you some because this is the last week I'll be taking care of these its time to pull them because I'm tired of messing with them.






I have some Cherokee Purple these have a great taste to them. 
Believed to have originated in the Cherokee Nation in Tennessee more than a century ago.


 

 

 

 

 Some Brandy Wine

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Some Rutgers

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Some Yellow Pear

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OK don't laugh at this one this is what its really called, ready?

Black Seaman

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 and a couple other types of tomato plants.

 

 I put one of those Cherokee Purple plants in my Hydroponic setup and it is going crazy. Should have ripe tomato's before long.

 

 

 

 

My garden is going plum crazy this year I spent a little extra time fixing it up this year and its paying off. I put 400 pounds of cow manure in it this year and made rows for each type of tomato.

 

 

 You see that black hose running through there? I have tomato's on dang near every tomato plant and I had a regular ole sprinkler that watered them and sprayed water every where. I've been told if tomato's have water on them when the hot sun is shining on them they will blister and have brown spots on them so I rigged me up a little irrigation system every second row with the sprinkler heads on each side of the row. Like this.


These little sprinkler heads are pretty dang cool they are so small you wouldn't think they would spray much water so I had it figured I would have one on each plant until I read the directions on the package. These dang little fellers will spray an area with a 180 degree spray for 4 feet. 

You can tell by the twist tie how big these little sprinkler heads are. As you can tell gardening is about all I've done in a while.

I still have my ole squirrel dog to run off the other squirrels and keep them out of my garden. He's made himself right at home as you can see I have to run him out every now and then to make sure no squirrels are in the garden.


  The dang wind has blown so much that we haven't had the balloon out much. We did a tether for some elementary school kids last week and we got a flight in last Friday for the first time since Nov. of last year. Our records show that this past year has been the worst windy year since keeping records all the way back to the 80's. What some people don't understand is it can be calm on the ground and the wind could be blowing 50 miles an hour 200 feet above you. So here's praying to the wind gods to give us a break on the dang winds so I can make some money.




 


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