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This Morning's Pics from the Back Yard

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by roundsound, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    I woke up to these 2 big boys out the bedroom window. The one in the brush is from the kitchen window.
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  2. OrangeHulk

    OrangeHulk Administrator Staff Member

    Wow. That is a far cry from city life.
     
  3. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    The closest private property is 10 miles away.
     
  4. miner1liner

    miner1liner Active Member

    Where in the heck do you live Round? I
    doubt that it's Canutillo
     
  5. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    I've got 50 acres and a big house in the Cloudcroft area. Elevation is 8000'. I'm splitting off 15 acres to build a new house and I'll sell the one I'm in now.

    I'm going to post some info about the house in this thread. You never know who is watching. Maybe a Miner fan or coach wants a great vacation house. BTW, I got a pic of some deer when I was hiking today. I'll post them later.
     
  6. KiddMiner

    KiddMiner Member

    Cool Beans....
     
  7. miner1liner

    miner1liner Active Member

    Man; Round! I posted on another thread that were a great man. Now you're even better. We go to Ruidoso every summer from Dallas via EP. Always rent a house with another couple. Usually go through Cloudcroft; eat at The Lodge and stop by The Old Apple Barn on our way up or down. I am jealous.
     
  8. miner1liner

    miner1liner Active Member

    My first attempt at golf was in Cloudcroft. I thought afterwards that it might be my last attempt and my wife said she would never accompany me again after my emotions went awry.
     
  9. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    More specifically, I'm in the High Rolls area which is where the old Apple Barn is. That's my zip code but even UPS doesn't deliver to my house. FedEx might but I never asked.
    So if you turn south at the High Rolls General Store and drive into the forest for 12 miles you'll find my house. It's paradise out here. This snowy winter will be awesome.
     
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  10. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    I had to hike up to the spring today to fix some water issues. I could have rode the 4 wheeler part of the way but I wanted the exercise. The spring is about a mile up the canyon and 1000'+ in elevation so it's mighty steep. The spring is located on National Forest land and I have a permit for the water line that connects our property to the spring. We (and that's a royal "we") have been using this spring since the property was homesteaded in the late 1890s. New Mexico became a state in 1912.
    Here are some pics I took.

    This is a limestone bluff so steep you have to crawl up it with the help of a cable. The water seeps out of the ground in many places and concrete boxes have been placed to collect the water into pipes.
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    Here is one of the problems. The pipe may have been kicked loose by an elk or bear.
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    This is the view from up there. That's White Sands National Monument and Las Cruces is on the other side of that mountain range on the horizon. You can see some of Alamogordo at the base of the mountain.
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    You can see my house in the middle of the picture.
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    This is a zoom on the house from the picture above. It's 3 geodesic domes built into one house.
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    There will probably be a bear hibernating in that cave by Christmas.
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    A repaired flow of water.
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    A massive dead Ponderosa Pine tree.
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  11. Ronstr

    Ronstr Active Member

    Being a city boy, I've often wondered.....how do people earn a living, living in the wilderness?
     
  12. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    Its a 40 minute drive from Alamogordo if the weather is OK. So, I work in town and live in paradise. When I lived in El Paso the shortest commute to work I ever had was 20 minutes and the longest was 40 minutes. So the only thing that has changed is the scenery.

    I admit it can be an adventure in the winter time but I love it. But, now I don't have to worry about stop lights, stop and go on the interstate and crazy drivers. When hunting season ends I'm usually the only person on the road.
     
  13. Ronstr

    Ronstr Active Member

    I'd love to get away up yonder this winter. My 3 yr old son is already more of an outdoors person than I am....LOL Rented a cabin several years back in ruidoso. Was drunk for 3 days.....shocking....
     
  14. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    Ha, best laugh of the day so far.
     
  15. roundsound

    roundsound Well-Known Member

    The bears are still awake. This is from a big one. bear track.jpg
     

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