|Fresh snow on the Sangre de Cristos for Memorial Day weekend|
We haven't posted for a year now and I thought I should give a quick update on things.
We have now been back on dry land in New Mexico since last May. Sometimes we look at the pictures from the 18 or so months we spent on Sea Biscuit and pinch ourselves to see if it really happened.
Since last year, Kyle has completed second grade. Yay Kyle! His last day was the Tuesday before Memorial Day. So far he is enjoying his summer break.
As for the adults in the family, I have been back at work at the State Engineer's Office since June 2013 and Ken is now officially retired.
Over Memorial Day weekend we had a nice visit from Ken's sister, her husband, and Ken's brother.
|Ken with his brother and sister|
We waited our turn until Biscuit was taken out into the field to learn what he could from the two rattle snake avoidance trainers. They had diamond backs and prairie rattlers stored in a cooler or cages under a shade protector and muzzled (their mouths were taped shut with veterinarian approved tape).
|Setting the snakes out|
|Biscuit heading out into the field|
|Not happy to have met that rattler.|
|Calling Biscuit in.|
*You might be wondering if rattlesnakes are all that common here. We seem to see about two or three a year. One of our big motivators is the fact that our last dog, Truck (now a very happy member of our neighbor's home - Thank you again, Pui!), was bitten by a rattlesnake a number of years ago. It was an experience we would like to avoid.
|Truck with her head swollen after being bitten by a rattlesnake|