Mar 102023

After reading about us using my Kubota tractor so much earlier in the week, reader Henry Bowman wrote to ask me if it and the Kawasaki Mule are parked outside since we don’t have the huge garage we did at our Florida house.

No, they are not quite outside, they are kind of under cover, parked in the carport down the hill from the house here on our property. It’s not complete protection from the weather, but even in the heaviest rains we have had, they stay dry. Eventually I plan to have an enclosed steel building put up to hold them and some other goodies.

Though I said they are protected from the rain, nothing seems to protect anything from the heavy pollen that has covered everything in a dusting of yellowish green. The stuff is everywhere. After we finished hauling the manure to my son’s place on Wednesday afternoon, Travis washed our Ram pickup and it was shiny silver once more. But when I took the trash cans out to the road yesterday evening it was already getting covered again. Stand by for heavy allergy season, it’s upon us!

One of the great things about living in the country is that every night we see anywhere from six to twenty deer out in our pasture. I have wanted a way to get a better view of them, and hopefully some pictures. Since I had quite a bit of Amazon credits built up from gift cards and bonus points on my credit card, I used them to purchase a set of GTHUNDER Night Vision Goggles. They can be used for viewing in total darkness and will take both video and still photos. They arrived yesterday and I gave them a quick checkout last night. They definitely work, but the image is grainy. I need to read the manual and figure out how to fine tune them.

At the same time, I also ordered a pair of Meidase P60 night vision trail cameras. I have not had time to try them out yet, and since it is supposed to be rainy today, it may be the weekend before I do. We have some big bucks around here and I’d love to get some pictures of them.

I knew that this week’s Free Drawing was going to get a lot of attention, and I was right. So far over 55 people have entered. And who can blame them with a prize like this one?  Joyce Counts from JG Wood Signs has donated a $100 gift certificate to be used to order one of their custom made signs. Check out their website, they have an amazing variety of beautiful signs for your home, RV, or any place else you can think of.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Remember, Big Brother has eyes everywhere.

Thought For The Day – My wife thinks I’m crazy, but I’m not the one who married me!

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Kind Of Under Cover”

  1. If you plan to plant a garden , you better also plan to put in a high fence with all those deer around. Here on the CA, we CAN plant a garden , but the deer (and gophers) eat it.

  2. Was there supposed to be a sign?

  3. You may want to consider car covers until you get a building. They’re affordable, available in waterproof materials and even useful indoors. Pollen and dust get everywhere.

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