Midian Ranch Blog

This is the web log for Midian Ranch, an isolated homestead in rural Nevada. It is owned by Jason and Tina Walters, whom are also its regular posters. This blog is exclusively for the enlightenment and edification of our friends, family, and colleagues.

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Location: Gerlach, Nevada, United States

Monday, November 20, 2006

Week of November the 5th

Two things dominated this week: shooting God’s little creatures and getting book shipments ready. My father-in-law Frank came out to the property for a successful four day hunting drip, specifically for small game. Frank has been hunting, fishing, and camping his entire life, so his woodcraft skills are quite good. I got a useful (if smelly and bloody) crash course in skinning, plucking, gutting, and cooking wildlife, while Frank got to dine on rabbit stew and go home with four quails in his cooler. On Wednesday my neighbor and buddy Ron kindly took him up to into the backcountry while I got a big shipment ready, and both of them seemed to have a good time.

While I worked, dammit!

The satellite cable guy came out, so now the ranch house has something like 186 channels. Which is cool but not very rustic. Tina and I now have the Internet, a phone, cable TV, and satellite radio out there. All of these are run either through dishes or antennas, of course – there’s no grid of any type – but are not quite as Outlaw Josey Wales as I imagined.

Ah, well. Civilization and every other damn thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now all you need is myspace to be complete!

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, hello! It's Laura & Sean. Sean lost his cell phone & lost your phone number...give him a ring 970-946-0385. Glad to hear things are working out fo ryou guys out there. Laura

12:46 PM  
Blogger seantaclaus said...

Anonymous said... no, wait, I logged in for this, scratch that.

There's a really damn cool new wind turbine technology coming into production, and I thought I'd give you a heads-up that I'm sending Tina the link via email (I'd email it to you, but that whole lack of your email address means I'd be shooting blanks, and not in that shiny happy hairy 70's male porn star sort of way).

1:07 AM  

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