Three Day Weekends of Feb 26th and March 19th
I have planted twenty commercial olive trees (Mendocino and Mission) in a rectangular grid formation behind the “uptown” portion of the ranch. Although noone has ever attempted to grow real (as opposed to Russian) olives in the Black Rock Desert, I have high hopes for these trees: they’re tough, healthy, and supposedly highly resistant to extremes of heat and cold. Right now the desert is extremely wet, so water is not a concern just yet. Hopefully they will root before the dry season. If all goes well people will be harvesting olives from the three hundred years from now.
I’ve also cleared and leveled a location for the GE Modular Office space which I’ve purchased for the property. Tom’s Mobile Home Transportation will be delivering it on the 8th of next month (I hope) so I had to get the pad ready this trip. I also cut some additional roadways into the sage brush so that the semi-truck transporting it has room to maneuver. I’ve thought the whole transportation question through pretty carefully, so with any luck it will be smooth sailing for the truck driver. Unfortunately a lot of the work had to be done with spade and wheelbarrow as the tractor decided that it was being far too useful three fourths of the way through the operation and died on me.