The weather here in the desert in the winters is fantastic, it is true, but on Tuesday we got our backsides kicked by the winds. The blowing went on all day. There are a few shingles that require replacing on the shed now. but apart from that we held down okay. Even the broken arena light that we had to temporarily repair a few days before actually held in place for us!
Today we were out to the hardware store and Mrs. Bacon bought herself a pair of white mice. She thought they were great from the moment she saw them. They are both white feeder mice. As fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, they are a bit of an inside joke to us.
We are getting things together for the trip up to Idaho in a few weeks. We got some tires sorted out on the truck today so that we would have a spare in the normal place, and a dismounted tire to take along with, so that if the spare comes into play, we can have the extra mounted on and have a new spare at the ready after finding someone with a tire shop. I don’t want to find a tire shop that conveniently has no used tires. The only thing left to sort out is an oil change, and some lights on the trailer. The horses up will be the first part of the move to Idaho for us, where we will be better situated for growing our own food and canning it.