Friday, October 11, 2013

My Girls

My Little Girl, Lily and her Dog La Nina Bonita
I trained Bonita in the desert of Arizona - she was attacked by a lone Coyote - and killed it instantly.  I knew then I has a great dog... gave her to Lily as a present - there is more to the story, but not at this time....

Wine tasting for shipping to home - supply sufficient to last me til my next trip to NYC

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Potato Leek Soup with Garlic and Red Carrots from the Farm - Rainy Day here in Brooklyn

Lily and I are making a large Pot of (all from the farm) Potato Leek Soup this am... doing other things all in preparation for the Wine Tasting Tonight - further listed on:
Later this afternoon.  Lily Echo is the owner of the shop and my only Daughter..... We will be spending the time selecting her best selections 3 of each to send back to Boise for my winter pleasure... Dandelion Wine also listed:
 Free Wine Tasting, bread and cheese every Thursday 5 to 9 pm.... actually there are bottles of wine open for tasting most times..... more later.......

I have been reminded, by several friends, that Summer is Over

To that end... The Republican Party is still with us... they are pretending "The Major Accident..." didn't happen.  I am in NYC returning to Boise after the Monday holiday.
I spent a long weekend at the family farm: A quick look at the farm pages relate pictures of what is being done and where I spent 25 years living and working as a CPA in a nearby town.

More to come... weekly posts to start until I get "Rev'd up" and disturbed by  the ignorance and arrogance of self perceived important people, the politically correct and "Outright Assholes" that cling to "good people" and bring our brains down - so we can defend and deal with outside necessities!

Remember, the good in people requires "leaving more on the table, than taking for your own needs!"  "Paying it forward" is always a good feeling.......!

The new addition to my Family since I last wrote: "Shorty" a McNab Border Collie - shorter hair... taller dog... herding dog developed to work larger livestock. Pictured at 6 mos old.

Jackpot - almost 6 year old Border Collie - wild dog mix been with me for 5 1/2 years

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Eat a Peach

you know the feeling... a wet nose and chin... teeth
half in and sucking the sweet juice of the flesh -
Summer is coming, hot days, the smell of a lake or
Ocean, Strawberries, Blueberries....peaches and
Melons .... OK good place to stop!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I am resuming my posts here - on March 1st.

My March Agenda:

1st week of March - preparing for Spring - Bicycling... more activity rearranging my Garage for Kayaking, 

2nd Week of March - repairs and updates of my Truck, Rig and property

3rd week of March - Tax Returns

By then Spring should return to Boise - 

"click" on this to enlarge it then: 
Focus on this "Still" and you'll see the wheels begin to turn

Like everyone else, I have bigger plans for Spring than I'll be able to accomplish - The more the better.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I plan on returning home before Valentines Day UPDATE below

I plan on returning about a week before Valentines day.  I have no plans - Last year I invited 2 women and 1 man over for a Wine fest - 4 people, 3 bottles of fine wine, great music and tastes... a 5 hour evening that was glorious for all.

One of my favorite Holidays. ..

Update, very hard to repeat a great we made it even greater... wonderful time....  5 people 5 bottles of wine... 6 to midnight....

Friday, January 18, 2013

There is a reason why People, Places and Things are in your past.

Friends, Places you have lived - ways of doing things that did not produce the desired results. Yet we constantly review our past, revisit our past, and go back to ways of doing things - that did not produce desired results.

My current trip was prompted by my method of travel and Vacation that included My Son's wedding.  Which was Knock Out Great!  Seeing my family, my brother and his family and the friends that we have collected who have remained in our lives.

My first destination was Boise to Albuquerque in a method of travel that put me on the road for almost 15 years. I haven't used my "Rig" in two years, yet I upgraded the interior, appliances, etc.

I wasn't on the road, out of Boise, more than an hour, that my diesel engine started to loose energy. It is obvious Fuel was not getting to the engine in proportion to the speed.

I stopped in a small town (Paul, Idaho) and found an excellent mechanic who could not find the problem - I had a redundant Fuel Filter and pump system in addition to the one that was standard eq. on the Truck.  Finally we disconnected the Redundant system, and I was back on the road - full power - ready to spend the evening in Salt Lake City.  My rig was winterized (no water or liquids in the plumbing system) - 6 degrees overnight, fog driving in, driving out, black ice.... Next stop - Las Vegas... 50 degree days and re-upped my liquid systems - not without perceived problems that I worked on until they went away.  Spent a week in LV and moved on to Flagstaff - 7200ft elevation - nice days - 10 degree nights - Winterized once again. Moved on to Albuquerque for a week of very freezing weather... The Wedding was "Oasis Time" my rig was placed on the not so important list and survived (Mostly)..... left a wonderful family time - and I am now in Elephant Butte, NM.  re-upped liquid to my rig and dealt with some minor problems - in Water and waste systems. Here I Am!

My intentions are to go on to Tucson and visit some horse people. I spent 1996 to 2005 winters there and did not see them after that (8 years)  From Tucson, I plan on Going up to Cave Creek, AZ (Northern Scottsdale/Phoenix area.) I spent 2005 to 2009 winters in that area. Friends there too!

The Lesson (to me)  - I have learned Boise is my current life and my Future - along with the friends I have developed. My Family - is ever-present. The "past" (including old out of touch friends)  and my method of traveling - is becoming irrelevant - OK, has become irrelevant!

Interesting - I have reviewed moving forward at a time I am farthest from Boise.
1,100 miles... I will work my way back Tucson - Phoenix - more southwest to California - Las Vegas - and one bad stretch Las Vegas through Salt Lake to Boise. (Or Las Vegas - Winnemucca, NV - Boise) weather choice.

A lesson learned - I'm ready to move forward -
Oh.... Jack is a wonderful traveling companion!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

There is an art to being a Trader

This was posted on one of my trading sites. Hard Tack And Beans. The Revolver? - either for suicide plays or Visual Testosterone...

Currently in Albuquerque - all the Peachin's in my "Parent's Line" my son Isaac's and Michele's wedding, My Brother David and his family @ Los Poblanos - no dogs allowed on the property - don't like "no dog" people.
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Jack on the Road

Here until early next week... moving on down I-25 Through Hatch, NM to I-10 through the "Texas Canyon" in Arizona to Tucson - for a few days. Tucson is where I winter camped with my horses, from 1996 thru 2005... great riding, etc. Then On to Cave Creek, AZ   (2005 - 2010) - no addnl plans yet.  Boise is very cold under a storm alert "Gandolf" - no hurry to get into that.