Trip to Hatch

I’m loving the ride to Hatch where I can see what’s s growing, what’s harvested and take photos to show you. Peppers are every where. See that branch fallen, I picked that up and took it home, not because I would use it, peppers aren’t my thing but it was just lying there and I liked how it looked

Huge cotton fields ready for picking, some already harvested others look ready and I did pick one ball to feel it, it’s soft and not easily pulled from the stem. I’d never felt a new cotton ball, I wonder where it gets processed, love cotton fabric.

So while waiting for my clothes to wash I walked over to the Mexican shop to look at fabric. This place is like going into Mexico without going to Mexico, you can buy fabrics, colorful pots, things made with peppers, t’shirts, backpacks, dish wares, and much more. But I looked at fabrics to change GG’s look.

GG’s New Mexico update

At night I close the front cab and windows with the fabrics hanging on the windows and it looks very comfy. I kinda miss my Indian fabrics and will use them again when I get tired of this New Mexico look. I had to cover that ugly stained part of the ceiling and this blanket did the trick and will help insulate, the other blanket will be put over the windshield when it gets very cold. I decided to not buy more paint but use whatever I had so I didn’t paint all the green and the blue is several different shades but oh well I think it’s just fine.

Hasta la Vista Amigos!

We walked down to the lake today

I hadn’t walked down since my experience there with pot that I think I mentioned before here. Today is windy 20 miles an hour but in the seventies and I’d spent all day yesterday in bed because of my usual concerns, also mentioned before here. Anyway it seemed like a good day to walk a bit. I wish I had thought to bring my phone to take a few photos but it was a spur of the moment that we went from dog park to lake path.

Walking down was easy as a road has been built part of the way that wasn’t there the last time I’d walked it. I guess it took about 20 minutes in a slow walk. I took Charley’s leash off and let him wander a bit always checking to make sure he didn’t go too far.

We got to the lake to find five cows looking at us like we didn’t belong there. They forgot about us when we didn’t bother them. The lake is low on water, I noticed on my ride to Hatch that the Rio Grande is also low. It’s a great place to sit and contemplate. The place is clean and someone has built a fire pit, it would be a good place to park an RV but I don’t know if there’s a road coming in from anywhere accessible. Next time I come I’ll bring my little fold up stool and some watercolors and paper.

The only problem I had was the walk, especially the walk back which seemed much longer because my hips and legs hurt so much. Probably should find out why some day but why look for bad news at this point?

Back home I had a 0.0 Heineken and decided to write about this little episode before I forgot, and then try for a nap.

By the way, CJ the RV camp owner always celebrates all holidays and for Halloween has a costume party. I’m thinking aged hippy or old rock star. What do you think?

On the road to Hatch

Pecan trees

Going from Caballo to do laundry in. Hatch I pass numerous pecan trees planted in perfect rows for miles and later along the way I see rows and rows of corn fields, last week the corn in some fields has been harvested, there are fields of cotton that look almost ready to harvest and miles of peppers. Hatch is “the peppers capital of the world”

Not very clear but I think these are peppers

New Mexico is an agricultural state and has two planting seasons depending on the area.

My crop this year, poor because of the heat but revived in early fall.

I’m planning to keep heat in my studio this winter to save my plants. Last winter I had plants with a grow light in my RV, (they didn’t do very well,) now I’m sleeping up there so not much space to keep my pots of plants.

Yesterday I cleaned up the garden pulled out the tomato plants and now I have left a squash plant, a watermelon plant with three small watermelons that I think are miniatures, a cucumber plant, several. Basil plants, I really like the smell of basil and keep a pot of it in my kitchen window,Having to write on my iPad as my computer green and black bell peppers and finally some flowers, I hope we don’t get a freeze soon. I’d really like to enjoy my small patch of green a while longer. I see that after tomorrow we will be in the 70s during the day but drops pretty cold at night.

Having to write this on my iPad with my hot spot as my computer is acting strange but although I’m not used to writing on this I hardly need my computer any more, and that’s okay, I’ll need to learn more about this device, I’m sure I’m not using all its functions.

Ciao

Trip didn’t happen

I was convinced to not move the RV until Chip the RV guy checked it out and I’d also checked my tires. So I just got another 2 gallons of gas plus a friend added a bit more so when I tried the generator having a quarter tank of gas, she started! I bought a filer and oil for the generator but don’t have the tools I’d need to change the oil myself. so when I go to town I’ll get that done plus an oil change for the truck as well. Next is to resolve my roof problems. My poor Gigi has been neglected but now I’m determined to be a better owner to avoid costly problems that prevent travel. I guess I’ll travel into town once a month to keep things functional. At least that’s what is suggested I do. I’m thinking about selling art from Gigi now and then in town.

Tomorrow is the big DAY

I’LL GO GET GAS, Petro for GIGI

So far I have removed and cleaned the tire covers.

Moved the picnic table that was behind the RV, and the chairs and (the nasty stuff under the rv I took to the trash.)

Moved all the clothes that hang in the cab and repaired the window covering that provides privacy.

Took down the dishes and glasses that will break during the move, and put the toaster tea pot inside a cart that has brakes along with a few other things

Put a board across my book shelves so they don’t fly.

Hung hanged a bunch of clothes in the pantry to see if that will prevent the door opening and stuff falling out, like they did the last time I moved, don’t see a better way to restain the door because it sets on the outside of the wall, can’t stick a knife between the wall and the door to hold it, that would have been an easy fix, still thinking about that.

All this to get enough gas in GIGI so I can check the generator before my help gets here to fix whatever else might be wrong. I don’t think there is anything wrong wiith it but probably needs service of some sort.

I guess maybe I’ll check the mail while out, PO is down the road about 5 miles and gas about 3 miles and then I will be tempted to go to town, no I thnk not, waste of gas without needing anything.

Charley is going to hate this.