It's Valentine's Day and that means candy, camo, and being in the outdoors. The mountain ranch looks really different with the grass all flat. You can easily see for miles and miles across the rolling hills.
We arrived at the lower place and discovered the sign down. Probably from the wind.
At the lower place, near the bus, there is a crick where the rocks for the fire pit were. It was lovely to see water in it! There were also animal tracks around it. The pond it feeds was full of ducks. However, those are on a different property and we could only see them with binoculars.
Steve always has more precise methods of doing things, Jon prefers to just get it done. He usually does the job thoroughly, just not quite like Dad would! But, in the end, it worked. The fire pit was dug and there were exactly enough rocks to surround it!
The reason we went up today was to go shooting. I discovered I need a lot more practice. Or the broad side of a barn. The guys however, had a lot of fun!
I almost deleted this photo, but when I saw it on the computer, I noticed the bottle was 'jumping'. I was pretty impressed to get the almost falling can in the next photo. The last one in these three, Jon liked. It appears that when the bullet went thru the plastic bottle, it exploded the bottom. Physics is very cool!
The other thing I learned is to make sure all containers and food stuffs are put away before shooting. Or you may end up with spent 22 shells in your Bugles.
Kazul has decided to retire to the Mountains of Morning and so Kris is taking over for the King of Dragons. We'll miss the work Kazul has done, but she does have several grandchildren now and needs to spend time with them. We have replaced the family photo with just Moses, but as he is a major part of the family, it should suffice!