Archive for December, 2008
Dave has been putting a trail in the canyon. When I got back from Phoenix, he took me down there to show me what he had done. We looked across the creek and saw these icicles! They had real cold weather while I was gone. I got back in time to enjoy the beauty of the icicles and miss the freezing cold weather(although it is coming again this weekend)!
Large boulders and big roots teamed up to make this section of trail a challenge. Brute(the camp dozer) seemed to be up to task as he made his way along the face of the slope, until the transmission overheated. We think we have found the problem and have a part on order that we hope will remedy the situation.
update 12-24-08: The new parts made the transmission run cooler but did not help the problem at all. If anybody knows anything about these old tractors we are stumped at this point and would welcome any ideas!
update 12-26-08: A new filter that we didn’t even know it had and Brute is back to work extending the canyon trail. Thanks to the guys at Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club. They educated me a bunch on the care and feeding of an old Caterpillar.
In Ephesians chapter four we read a much less entertaining but much healthier solution
- Be ye angry , and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
- Neither give place to the devil.
My foot has been slowly improving (for those who do not know, I broke my ankle getting off a horse about a year ago) and when my parents visited for Thanksgiving my dad bought me a pair of high-top hiking boots with better ankle support. Yesterday I walked up in the canyon to survey its potential and consider possible options. It occurred to me that everything was not dry and brown like most of the rest of Oklahoma in December. It appears that the canyon is in a slight “time warp” where it appears to be early October, so walking into the canyon and back gives you the illusion that you have just walked to “October and back”. In my opinion the canyon is the second prettiest part of the property behind the lake.