This area was settled in the mid 1850's. Lots of old structures can be found...I should photograph more of them...OK, I will...
FINALLY: Randy, Cheryl and Morph came up with one today. They had it delivered from FRESNO, CALIFORNIA and installed it into SPIA.
Thanks, folks...now I have the proper equipment and can relax from the fears of being gassed in my sleep.
There is a Rodeo in LAYTON tomorrow. I am tempted to spend another day and attend.
We shall see how I feel in the morning.
Lots of grooming activity in the fields today. This fellow has just lined up his Disc and is about to make a run down the rows preparatory to planting.
One thing about the San Joaquin Valley Farms. They are - nearly all - perfect and many have already started sprouting plants. A real pleasure to look at.
This pic got out of sequence...it is the same as the one lining up above...here he is completing his turn from the previous run up the rows getting set to line up for discing the next row set.
Lori cooked up a Cowboy-size plate as good as any, served by Hubby Brent, while friends Randy and Kelly were enjoying their meal.
Brent is on the left. Lori is next to Brent.
On my return walk from LATON, I again stopped in and was treated to two (2) MUG-size ice water...filtered, according to Brent, five times to get the awful local-water taste out of it.
Brent's purified / filtered water was just super.
Lori, ME & Brent. I know I look a bit frazzled...it is HOT and I just walked 6 miles...but is worth the effort.
There are many Dairy Farms around RIVERDALE, CALIFORNIA. This is the accepted method of storage of Alfalfa (Feed Hay) for the Milk Cows. Those black rings are car tires.
Encountered my first Oil Wells today. That Rocker Arm in the background is sucking oil from the ground. It is then stored in the tanks in the foreground. BLACK GOLD, some call Oil.
DAILY REPORT: Received four rides today. Walked 22 miles...count 18 miles
SEE YOUR IMPACT.ORG: Credit 18 miles @ $0.02 per mile = $0.36 for the day.
WOW, is it eves HOT.
In the morning, I might hang around for LAYTON's festival...or, start walking South on Highway 43 towards BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA.