Do you remember the 1970 song, "Sign, Sign, everywhere sign" from Five Man Electrical Band? Every time we go anywhere and we have to travel these muddy roads, I think of that song. The mud is everywhere and makes driving a challenge. The weather is getting warmer and the snow is melting and for those of you who haven't experienced when snow melts and the ground is frozen, snow turns to water that has no where to go. There are huge lakes of water all around us. The picture on the right is of the "lake" behind the community well. Normally there is a small pond there. The one positive is that our water pipes finally unfroze. We have running water to the cabin. What a relief. I re-washed all the dishes in hot bleach water. We can also pack away all the water containers and the Camp water heaters. This little cabin of ours was cramped. Once Winter is finally over all the boots, hats, gloves ,and coats get put away too. I finished my last blanket of the season. For my friend, Paloma, a fellow veteran. Well, I need to go. Have to go check on my baby chicks. Have a great day!
Three times a charm, or something like that, right? Steve, myself and our neighbor drove to the other side of the Ranch which is only about 5 miles for a By Laws meeting. When we were done, we dropped Steve off at a controlled burn with another neighbor. Dottie lives less than a quarter a mile up the road so since I was driving the F350, I thought no problem, drop her off, back up and then I wouldn't have to face the muddy roads. Yes we still have snow but its rapidly turning into mud. Yeah, that didn't work. I drove right off the road into about a 4 foot snow bank. I was stuck! Walked home, filled up the generator, started my clothes in the dryer and then went inside to dress a little warmer. I thought I'll just ride the ATV down to where I dropped Steve off and he would get the truck out. While I was putting on my coveralls, Dottie was knocking on the door. She said "I'll help you get out". So I followed her down the drive, with snow shovels. While she was putting chains on her truck, I dug the truck out. It was not an easy job but I did it. By the time I was finished digging the drivers side out, Dottie was back with her truck. We hooked up the tow rope and Easy Peasy, she pulled me out. GIRL POWER! I got home, put my stuff away and here comes Steve up the drive. He missed my adventure but at least I now know what to do.
Today we went to Harlan's for dinner. I took a Mock Apple Pie. This is the second pie we've taken over to Harlan. A few weeks ago, he mentioned his mom made him Shoo fly pie and Mock Apple Pie. Shoo Fly pie is basically a molasses pie. Mock Apple is made with Ritz crackers, cream of tarter, and sugar. Seriously, it tasked just like I added apples. Look up the recipe and try it yourself. He made an enchilada casserole. It sure was tasty. Finished up 2 blankets and one more to go. Then packing up my blanket making material, because Spring is coming! Have an awesome day. Time to shower and then watch Ancient Aliens, because there is SOME KIND OF Something out there, lol.
Today we celebrated 27 years of wedded bliss. We went to Miles City for showers and then we met friends at the Black Iron for lunch. We had a great time. The night before, not so much. We had gone to Miles City earlier in the day to do laundry and take showers. We then went to the other side of Wildhorse to deliver some lumber to a neighbor. The day was warm so the snow was melting. We went over a particularly slushy area and my ever helpful husband decided to back up and see if he could fix the drainage in that area. So what do you think happened? We got stuck in a snow bank. Fortunately it was warm so we didn't get too cold as we walked up the road (about one mile) to another neighbors house who has a tracked CTL. Unfortunately, his machine was down, so the neighbors gave us a ride back to our house. We were within one mile when you guessed it, we got stuck. Their Mercedes could not make it up the hill and instead, we drifted down into a snow bank. So after another mile hike to the cabin, I was able to call another neighbor. Harlan pulled them out of the snow and then went down the road and pulled us out.
Oh and I have 11 little baby chicks. They are so cute. I still have some work to do to finish the big chicken coop but apparently my four older hens are in heaven. I am now getting eggs!! Yeah!