Monday, October 26, 2020

Big Horn Mountains July 2020

 Here's our first trip to the Big Horn Mountains for this year.

It was a new spot for us, our usual spot was destroyed when they decided to level everything out by bringing out truck loads of slide dirt. Ruined the spot and the dirt could have been put to better use on some of the really ruff roads in the mountains. 

It was a nice enough spot with a pretty view,  

every day brought horses & deer through the camp, which was nice,

 but it also brought COWS.
Big black, rubbing up against everything, tearing apart the fire pit (looking for salt in the wood ash), crapping everywhere COWS.
Here they are at the fire pit, had to keep our solar panels in the flatbed trailer so they didn't get trampled and the wires semi buried so they didn't get pulled on.

We had to chase them off a couple of times when we felt the 5th wheel shaking from them trying to scratch themselves on it. Once at around 9-10 pm and we were woken up once from the same thing. Because of the cows we most likely won't choose this area again.
It was great when the people parked behind our spot showed up, their daughter (maybe 7) was like a mini wrangler getting on her tiny dirt bike and chasing them off, all the while yelling yah, yah, and her little brother (maybe 5) running behind doing the same. That was just too cute and gave us a few chuckles. The parents were always right behind them keeping an eye out.
Some other campers showed up and one of their dogs would do the wrangling when he wasn't caught and stopped by his owner.
There were a couple of old log cabins in the valley and an old gold mining area.

That's all from this trip, only three more trips to post about.
Take Care & Stay Safe Everyone
Hugs, Sandy 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Was Not Ready For This!

 I'm not at all happy about it, But this was my weekend....

Usually it holds off until close to the last week of the month, but not this year. Possibly more for the coming weekend with temps in the teens and low 20's-30's.

We were not ready for this fluffy white crap and had to scramble to winterize the 5th wheel, get all the freezable stuff from the storage compartments and inside. Took a couple hours for that, then on to the outbuildings and making sure the vehicles were good on the anti-freeze and the sand bags were in the back of the truck.  We still need to cover the Rhino, but the hubs has the keys to the shed with him 40 miles away, oh well, maybe after he gets home tonight.

We wanted to get in a couple of weekend camping trips, but so far it's not looking to promising. Oh well, we'll settle for a few day trips if we have to when the snow melts here and there.

That's for today, so until next post....

Take Care & Stay Safe Everyone

Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Thank You

 I just want to stop by and say a very heart felt Thank You to all of you for your sweet condolences on the death of my dear mamma. You all touched my heart.

Take Care Everyone

Hugs, Sandy



Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sooo Behind

I'm so sorry that I've gotten so far behind on my posts. I need to post on our 6 camping trips and a few rock hounding/hunting adventures. 

I'll try to get my pictures sorted and post about our camping trips soon, since the first ones were at Cottonwood Creek Campground I won't bore you with the same ol' thing since we've camped there the last three years. Hopefully I'll get caught up before the end of the year.


First my heartbreaking news.

My mamma passed away on March 29th 2020 so I've been in a bit of a funk off and on since then. She suffered from Dementia and Alzheimer's. 

She was 92, loved her family unconditionally, and had an unwavering faith in God. I miss her every day.

This was from her 90th birthday.


Take Care Everyone

Hugs, Sandy 


Thursday, July 16, 2020

Crystal Light Reuse/Upcycle

Hey there everyone, I know it's been a while but I'm still here.

I hope you are well in these very trying times. We try to only go to the store when necessary and always take our masks to wear. 

We've been on three camping trips to Cottonwood Creek Campground in Lovell, Wyoming so far this year and are getting ready to head up to the Big Horn Mountains soon. I love it up there, so relaxing and beautiful views no matter where you are.

No stitchin' mojo to be found anywhere, but I have managed to use my sewing machine a few times so at least there's that.

Do you like those little bottles of Crystal Light to flavor your water, I do to, but hate to throw away those little plastic containers. 
Today I found a use for one.

After popping the top off (just twist it) I rinsed the bottle and the lid out and removed the label. Then I got our large bottle of hand sanitizer and pumped it in and snapped the lid back on. 
Tried it out and it works great and is just the right size to put in my purse. Pretty sure it will also work for hand lotion, so I'll try that with the next one.

That's all for now, so until next post.......

Take Care Everyone &
Stay Safe.
Hugs, Sandy

Friday, April 17, 2020

Using the Dehydrator

Hello Friends; Hope you all are safe & well.

Decided on Tuesday to use our dehydrator & take care of a few left over Red Delicious apples that were getting a bit soft and grainy. So I pulled out the mandolin slicer & made Cinnamon Sugar Apple Slices.

So yummy with just the right amount of sweetness.

Sliced about a 1/4" thick & dipped in lemon juice & water (couldn't find my Fruit Fresh), laid out on the trays and sprinkled with a cinnamon and sugar mix. Into the dehydrator at 145 degrees for roughly 8 hours until dry but pliable.

Working on sewing a few masks to keep in our vehicles for when we have to go to the store to get necessaries. Made two of the pleated style yesterday and will work on a couple of the contoured type and Olson Masks today.

That's it for today, so until next time..... 

Take Care of Yourselves & Be Safe
Hugs, Sandy