Monday May 8, 2017 Troy Oregon
I posted two blogs today. The first one is below this one if you want to read them in sequence
Missed the first elk
I didn’t see the herd of elk that came by my van this morning at 7:30, but Sue in the house told me about it when I went over to visit. Dan and Conni had left for Lewiston this morning to shop for kitchen cabinets and left Sue and I holding down the Fort. The bosses went to town so we didn’t have much to do. Sue decided to can the chicken meat and broth from the ten chickens the killed the day before I got here. I caught her pushing a five gallon pot of chicken broth along the floor in front of her walker headed for the kitchen. She was about half way there, so I helped her get it to the kitchen. She said she would make me some chicken soup for lunch.
I left Sue canning and making my chicken soup for lunch and a chilly for dinner.
Let’s find some elk, eh
I wanted to take a little walk and see if I could catch up with the elk that passed by me this morning.
Big herd of elk
I’m not seeing any new elk calves yet, but they should start calving soon. The male elk go somewhere else at this time and aren’t allowed with the females during calving time.
I continued on. I was headed to an old homestead where the winter elk and deer feeding barn was located. I found some daffodils just blooming so spring is just starting here. The daffodils also indicate the old homestead house was right here.
Chicken soup for lunch
Back at the house I went in and had the chicken soup Sue whipped up for me for lunch. Hummm good.
After lunch I moved my van to a new spot closer to the house and overlooking the river valley so I could use their Wi-fi during the night.
Thought I heard wild turkeys
After I set up the van I was sitting in it enjoying the day when I thought I heard some wild turkeys. But when I went out to find them, it tuned out to be two guinea hens.
Home made chilly for dinner
We had the fine home made chilly Sue had made from scratch earlier in the day and it was yummy.
After that we spent the evening discussing the projects Dan and I are going to work on while we are here.
Tomorrow we will do a little work in the morning and then we are driving further up to hunt for mushrooms.
That’s it for a nice day.