Friday evening I went back up to fill the guzzler and found that last weeks rain had already helped top it off.
The rain catchment panels worked! I brought with me a couple more corrugated panels left over from a recent roof job here in SB and added a few more square feet to the guzzler. Now that I see the BIG H pattern, maybe we should rename to the Hazelton Hideout!
I enjoyed seeing hundreds of birds, including CA Quail bathing and drinking from the guzzler. Hopefully I'll see signs of larger game as the word spreads.
National Public Lands Day is the biggest volunteer day event in the country and I was glad to have helped BLM on Saturday. Keep up the good work guys!
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.
A Family Site
A place where we can share our adventures in the Carrizo Plain