After reading other blogs by people who are gate guarding I expected lots of dust from the caliche they lay down for the roads. We have had a fair amount of caliche dust the last few days as 482 truck loads of it have been going into Mike and Dianna's gate. Not only are they dumping it to build a new road to a new drill site, but the heavy trucks are stirring it up just driving down the road and in and out of the gate.
Anyway, I was prepared for the Caliche dust, but I was not prepared for the red dirt of Texas blowing all over. But after only a week we are getting used to it. We vacuum everyday and dust often. Even worse than the red dust is the red mud! It rained here pretty heavily Tuesday morning and created a pond around our front (pallet) walkway. And of course we cannot just leave the dogs in ALL the time and they tracked it in. That's one thing I don't think we can train them to do...use the boot scraper before they come in. Oh well, at least it came out of the towels we used to clean up with.
Dave took some pictures for you today. Here is his visitor early this morning while I was still sleeping.
It came back later when I was out with the dogs and they went a little crazy. Mostly because it was on the other side of the cattle guard and they can't get across it. Also, it stood right in the middle of the road in the way of the caliche trucks. The first truck honked and it trotted off into the trees on the other side of the road.
Dave took the camera with him when he went down to the rig to get rid of the trash.
|Nomac Rig 3|
|Bohannon C1H and C4H|
|Here's our weather for the next week.|