Brian Rodgers wrote:Good morning
Google photos appears to have cleaned up and made a nice animation out of my Bull Elk photos. Let's see if I can post a GIF.. No I guess not. Here is a link Backyard Bull Elk animation
I got a little bit done on my Hugel yesterday, although I was pretty sore from the day before.
It turns out that indeed I had added treated blocks under the low edges of the Koi pond spa project so it was easy to make a wedge to sledge in between the block and the spa to raise that corner up and get it level.
On a related note can someone tell me how to get images inline so I can add context to my photos?
I decided to take it easy and work on some light duty projects like making sauerkraut and working on the airlift pump in our aquaponics greenhouse.
Note to self: Don't leave the can of PVC cement outside during rainstorms, water may leak into can and cancel gluing project for the day!
I just turned 68 and I have lived here on this land since 1973. The elk must have been here all along. I don't know because the first house I built or rebuilt ( that's another story) did not have a good view of our fields on top of the fact that I was young and didn't a lot of early mornings views of anything, hehe. After a divorce from our children's mother then losing the first house I built, moved an old mobile home from down the hill by the Village, to up the hill to near where my parents had just put a prefabricated house at the edge of the forest. After picking a spot with a view with the support of my current wife we immediately cut out one end of 1958 40 foot trailer and install one of the many double pane picture windows I had been collecting as a lifelong scavenger of materials. Two things we noticed quickly was that our little trailer was very near a game trail and that brought a wide variety of wildlife across our picture window view. That is when we realized how vast the population of wild animals the are here in northern New Mexico including a herd of upto 75 elk which frequented the field I previously hadn't seen. On a few occasions those extremely large beasts would come into our yard. As you probably already have seen, elk are as large a horse and equally as gentle. Fences don't affect them all that and our fences while maintained are very old and not all that strong. The one gate we have up dividing the pasture from the larger forested acreage. I don't if this large herd ever used the always open gate or not but, it was clearly evident that 15 feet away the fence was often down and needing repairs. To the south, deep in the forest it became evident why we had to repair fences in certain places.
Off topic but I gotta ask - Do you have problems with the elk? I just bought a property with a roaming herd of elk that have been using it. I don't know how many, have just heard about them from the neighbors. I'm 61 years old. Should I be worried? Do I need to do anything to protect myself or my house or my dogs from them? Any other advice for me regarding them? Any and all info welcome. Thanks, Carmen.
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