Shaw and I spent the weekend "playing" at the Hideout.
We put some finishing touches on the wildlife guzzler, including this shed roof, which will add some shade as well as catch rain to help keep it full. It had been about three weeks since the last filling and we calculated that in the heat of the summer, it appears to have lost about 100 gallons per week through wildlife consumption and evaporation.
We were both amazed to see how many bird feathers were floating and surrounding the guzzler, and we were thrilled to see about 50 doves enjoying a bath Saturday morning.
The Palo Verde trees seem to be thriving and we brought home several of the new seed pods to hopefully germinate and later plant.
Shaw and I will be heading out to the hideout this weekend to install a rain catchment roof over the wildlife guzzler. This will also shade the pond from excessive evaporation as well as provide a little predator protection.
We want to thank SB Pistachio again for so generously donating the water that we haul out there to fill the guzzler and to water the Palo Verde trees planted several months ago. The trees are doing great and it has been so much fun to see all of the wildlife activity at the pond.
These are by far the best organic pistachios you will ever eat!
A Family Site
A place where we can share our adventures in the Carrizo Plain