For about the last year I have been trying to get some form of high-speed internet up at the house without any success. A group of us called and pestered all the traditional companies like Comcast, AT&T, Frontier and anyone else we could find. We had the option of using a satellite provider but their speeds were really slow, 5 mbps and the cost was high! We also have this service using radio towers called "Line of Sight" internet but no one had a tower in our area. A couple of people on the outside of the subdivision were able to get it from a company but it was slow. Last year I overheard someone talking about a new company that had started in Mokehill and gave them a call. After 8 months, he was finally able to get a couple of towers in the subdivision and I have internet! It was so strong that I was able to work from up there on Friday and run both of my laptops at the same time. I even tested it with streaming videos and a skype video call and it did well.. so here is a big "THANK YOU" to Empyre Wireless of Mokelumne Hill and owner Shawn P.
My bird netting caught and killed a rattlesnake this week.. it was a medium size one about 2.5 to 3 feet long... I untangled it from the netting and then cut the rattle off to dry out. Here are the picture for those that are not squeamish..
|Snake stretched out|
|Tangled in netting|
The turkey hen is still on her nest protecting her 11 eggs... not sure how she is surviving because I don't see her move to get food or water at all. The nest is right by my front door.. and she hides really well.
|Do you see the turkey anywhere?|
|This is from my front porch looking down.. she is so well hidden you can walk right by her and not notice at all.|