Raider the cone dog doing his ostrich impersonation.
Raider returned to the Vet’s on Friday for a follow-up visit. He says that Raider is healing well, but the cone will have to stay on at least until the next checkup in 12 days. Raider isn’t happy about this.
Spring has arrived in Pahrump with daytime temperatures in the high 70s. We have been in Pahrump 9 weeks; the longest we have stayed in one spot since we became fulltime RVers. We will be here at least a few more weeks until Raider gets an “all clear” from the Vet.
Back in December, when all of California and the desert southwest were getting a lot of rain, I thought this would be a very good year for wild flowers. It hasn’t turned out that way. I was reading about Death Valley they are saying that although they had a lot of rain in December, in January and February they had 6 very dry weeks. This was followed by high winds. Now they are getting daytime temperatures in the 90s. Due to these factors they are saying that this year won’t be a good wildflower year.
Here in Pahrump, where they had a record breaking 7 inches of snow in early January, there have been almost no wildflowers at all. We have just seen a few patches of these. They grow very close to the ground and it would take 2 of them to be as big as a dime.
Apparently, there has never been a Beading Store here Pahrump. The closest one is 55 miles away in the outskirts of Las Vegas. Kathy claims that it is just a coincidence that Beading Store opened up here in Pahrump 2 weeks after we arrived in town. I am convinced that it is indicative of the impact Kathy’s beading has on the various small towns that we travel through. The new beading store, Bead Heaven, has asked Kathy to come and teach the Saturday beading class this week.
Note from Editor: the class was a fun group of ladies who picked up my design instructions right away! Hardly any teaching was involved and I received a 10% discount on purchases in the store as compensation for my time! After all, I need inventory of beads and crystals for my jewelry sales orders, thanks to my blog: Crystal Creations by Kathy blogspot.com.
So, Kathy saved $10 by spending $100. What’s wrong with this picture?
The only birding news this week is that we added Turkey Vulture as a year bird to our Pahrump bird list. A lone Turkey Vulture swooped over the RV Park this week.