400 Gallons into the Guzzler
It's been almost a month since we last went up to the Hideout and today Helene, Bailey and I went up to make sure the guzzler did not run dry.
We made it just in time as there was only about 20 gallons left in the pond.
On last visit, Shaw and I had left about 200 gallons in the Hideout tank and we stopped off at SB Pistachio to take in another 250 early this morning. We also bought another 4# bag of their plain unsalted nuts. If you've never tried these nuts, you will not bee disappointed! SBP Nuts are the best!
Helene and I also harvested over a hundred seed pods off of the Palo Verde trees. I have over twenty new seedlings going now in the backyard and am curious how many of you would be interested in one these Rideout Hideout Palo's? We could possibly produce 100+ if there's enough interest.
Instead of heading back out the way we came (up the 33 out of Ojai, through the Sespe and into the Cuyama Valley) we cruised north on Soda Lake Road up to the 58 and met the 101 in Santa Margarita.
All three of us are exhausted now back home in SB, but what an amazing way to spend a day with the love of your life and our little Perro Mexicano.
Todd A Bebb
9/8/2015 07:56:58 pm
9/27/2015 09:40:25 pm
Another alternate route home for when you have the time: as you leave the plains heading WEST on 58, take the unpaved road going thru Los Padres Nat. Forest to Pozo and eventually meeting 58 again just east of the Santa Margarita cemetery. NOT for wet weather! But there is an amazing rock barn on the left at an old ranch area and then the road climbs up over the La Panza granites and then winds down thru some amazing conglomerate beds before you get to the Pozo Saloon, which may or may not be open depending on the whims of the owners. It's more remote than the 58 route, which is certainly nice, especially if we ever get a spring bloom again. OR, if you like dryscapes, go east on 58 climbing up and over the Temblor Range and get to 33 via Taft and Maricopa, watching out for the Maricopa speed traps.
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