Temperatures have risen this past month and summer is officially here at the Rideout Hideout.
Sunsets and Sunrises are magical, the California Quail presented their second brood now that hunting season is over and I just watched a mother Quail chase off a Roadrunner this past week.
I sold the '89 Honda Pilot after a couple last runs, mostly due to liability concerns and terrain damage. This cart was too much fun, but only a matter of time before one of us got seriously hurt.
The tiny house is getting the finishing touches and so fitting that the photo of Grandma Betty now looks over us while we enjoy her legacy.
Finally wired up the inverter and have 110V at all of the interior and exterior outlets. Kameron and I finished up the deck guardrail and I am just about complete on the interior trim.
The Agave, Palo Verde trees and newly planted Mexican Cherry Trees are all loving life in the Carrizo Plain.
The world is a strange place all of a sudden, and we have taken advantage of this time to spend time up in Carrizo.
The wildflowers are fading now and the plains are reverting to normal shades of brown.
The tiny house has been getting closer to completion, while spending time with Chris and Kam in the tranquility of North America's Serengeti.
What started out to be just a little storage shed at the hideout, evolved into what will surely be one of the coolest and coziest Tiny Homes ever built (at least in Carrizo).
It's been a lot of fun learning how to build off-grid and scaled-down.
I would love to do more of these tiny builds!
I just returned from a couple days at the hideout to meet my buddies (and their two sons) to finish off the tiny house porch/deck. Thank you Josh and Joey! It looks amazing and I know will entertain for many years to come. A special thanks to David for setting the new footings that not only supported the deck, but will also “hold down the fort”.
I also took up a few experimental Agave species that I believe will do very well with this climate. I have been studying farming them and consulted with Doug Richardson on which species to try and he will continue coaching for the next few years. Fun new hobby!
This is looking to be a good rainy season and I'm looking forward to the Spring Wildflowers to appear.
A Family Site
A place where we can share our adventures in the Carrizo Plain