Well, we are all alone on the South Dakota prairie. The Jordan’s, who as you may recall stopped by for a quick visit on September 14th departed on November 27th to head to warmer climates. Their plan was go stop for a few days and help us with a little fencing on their way to Sioux Falls to get drivers licenses and plates for their trucks, What ended up happening will change their lives forever, I guess that’s what happens when you stop and see us…. Be warned!
|Jim and Brenda on one of our earlier visits to Custer|
|Bye guys, see you soon!|
As you can see the actual temps and forecast are much better than the historical averages.
But the forecast for next week shows trouble on the horizon. Tomorrow is in the 50's but the next day only 24! Our self-imposed exit plan is to be set in motion when we have multiple days with lows in the teens and next week's forecast has just that. We may try and stick it out but this weekend we are packing everything up in case we decide we have had enough.
We know it is just a matter of time so we are planning our exodus and getting things ready. There is one slight problem….The shed we ordered in early September, which we were promised would show up by Thanksgiving is now not going to be here until mid-January. And we want to be here when it is constructed to make sure it is put in the right place. So…… when we do leave we want to go no more than 12 hours away so we can run back up when we get the call on the shed. We were thinking Amarillo or Santa Fe. Both are within 12 hours and are much warmer. Any input would be appreciated!
We had our windiest day yet here the other day. We need to get a weather station with a wind gauge on it but I bet the sustained winds were 40mph+ with gusts well over that. I had totes on top of the left over Styrofoam sheet from insulating the rig but during one particularly strong gust it picked everything up and carried the sheet 50 yard where it imbedded itself up in a tree.
|I had to climb the tree to extract the pieces.|
Speaking of bucks. Remember this guy? He is an odd antlered buck with a tall rack and two long sticker points coming out the front.
Well, he has had a rough fall as he went from this full rack to this…where is lost one of his sticker points off the front.
|He lost his sticker point on the left side|