Today we moved from the Three Rivers area to the ranch. They were hiccups along the way, but they all worked out. We got our tent up and everything moved. I did all the laundry once we got here. I’ve decided that doing laundry by hand using a laundry plunger and a spin dryer for a queen size fleece blankets it’s not quite as bad as handwringing them, but as I told my mentor today you can do it but beating your head against a hard object might be more enjoyable. I think we’re going to get smaller blankets so that they’re easier to wash in the future. Once we decide exactly where we want to land on the ranch, we can put up a clothesline and an out house. I am really excited about both of those things. These blankets wouldn’t of been a big deal with the clothesline but with a drying rack it wasn’t optimal.
I also cleaned totes and both the inside and outside of our tent floor today. We were starting to wonder if I was reacting to something in the tent. The meltdown that ensued with washing the fleece blankets may indicate that it’s them, but I’m not sure. I’ll try checking them again tomorrow once they’ve dried. Either way, I think we might get some new blankets while we’re at Walmart tomorrow.
These are the little baby cacti that I dug up today. This is the type of cactus that is skinny and tall with lots of little arms. I got quite a few stickers in my foot today walking around in flip-flops that I decided to just eliminate the problem. These cacti have a root system that reminds me of the evil grass in Iowa that grows roots sideways. I’m sure I’ll have to dig more of these little suckers up. The plan is to camp out here through spring. There’s supposed to be some rain on Saturday night; if that doesn’t aggravate anything and make things not as good here then we’ll go ahead and order our outfitter tent. That should take approximately six weeks for them to cut it, sew it, and ship it. I wish it would be here tomorrow. It’s chilly at night, but I really shouldn’t complain because it’s 57° right now. 50’s at night feels so different than 50° during the day. Normally during the day if it’s sunny, one could run around in a T-shirt and either shorts or a pair of thin leggings and be comfortable at 50°.