Oh, and our great horned owl is back, and we think she's got two little ones this year!
Walking around the park and inspecting things, everything seems to have survived the winter just fine. But then, it was a very mild winter for this part of the country. And spring has definitely arrived early. Check out these pics...
May 1st last year.
May 1st this year.
It's going to be a lot less work getting things cleaned up. That's a good thing because last year we had a summer student start with us May 1st, and this year we haven't been able to find a suitable full time person yet. We have several part time students that will be good for when things get busy, but for now we're on our own. No problem, everything will get done.
The little blue car survived the winter without a problem. I was worried about mice, so I had parked the car on a sheet of plastic, and then put oil around all of the tires. Mice don't like oil, so they would have a difficult time getting into the car. Still, somehow a couple of them got through the barrier! I found two mouse poops on the back seat, and the start of a nest on top of the engine. But, no apparent damage.
I put the battery back in, and the little blue car fired right up. Ready to go! By the way, this is the original battery that came with the car when it was new nine years ago! And, the car now has 200,000 kms (124,000 miles) on it and still has the original brakes.
Also got one of the gators fired up. Nice to know that all of the equipment was serviced last fall when we closed things down, so it's all ready to go. What a difference compared to when we arrived last year at this time!
Pissed off about one thing though...
We are not impressed!
They had some tree trimming work done either later in the fall or earlier in the spring, and I'm assuming these ruts were left by those guys. Not impressed! We'll have to fill the ruts and plant some more grass seed there.
Oh, and our great horned owl is back...
You can't tell by the picture, but we think she's got two little ones in the nest with her. We haven't confirmed that yet, but we'll keep our eyes on the nest for two little feathered heads to pop up at the same time.
That's enough for now...first day of work and we've got things to do! And it's another beautiful day out there!
RV wheel covers are still on sale at Amazon.com....almost 50% off... (make sure you order the correct size!)
And, a fantastic deal on Amazon.ca for any RV'ers looking for the new Garmin RV specific GPS unit. This has a huge 7" screen, and is designed for RV'ers. It's on sale now for the best price I've ever seen. In fact, it would be an even better deal for Americans too if you can get it to ship to your address in the states. You'd save a further 25% on the exchange rate benefit...