10/05/07 - 6th Day - Midday. Preparation of the Sabbath. Today is the "official" first day of Ranchfest, though most of the folks won't be here until later. We had a lot of cancellations once again, but still will have a pretty good showing. The Gurau's from Portland arrived yesterday evening with their 2 children. We had a great, but short, time of fellowship last night as well. Today we got up at 5ish as usual to milk the cow, then we began our ranch chores as usual. We expecting at least two Ranchfest guests to arrive today, and another couple tomorrow. More will arrive during the coming week. Tomorrow we are having a community breakfast in Santa Anna, followed by the annual "Fiesta de La Paloma" (Festival of the Dove) in Coleman which we go to every year, which rings in the annual hunting season. I'll try to keep everyone abreast of the happenings as they happen.
I hope everyone is reading and studying my mini-series on going off-grid. I hope to have another part up in the next day or two. I also will be sending out a mini Q&A today and posting it here, so look forward to a two-post day today on this blog.
Weather is beautiful - or as my dad used to say "The weather is here, wish you were beautiful".
Your servant in Christ Jesus,