What a day!

I thought I was going to have a day of quilting and being lazy….NOT! Ernie came home from an early morning Men’s Breakfast and decided (after a 2 hour nap) that we needed to go visit his Mom in Roscoe. That’s a 2 hour drive each way, but it was okay. We listened to an audio book both directions. Took his Mom to Walmart, visited for awhile, then headed home. We stopped for dinner in Abilene and made it home by 8:30PM.

 The Roscoe area has become the “Wind Energy Capital of the World”!   It is completely surrounded by fields of towers.  If you’re ever on Interstate 20 through the area,  you’ll be astounded by the number of towers! 

The tower sections are made elsewhere, shipped to Coleman, TX where they are painted, outfitted with the interior wiring, metal platforms and ladders…then they’re shipped by truck rigs to wherever they will be installed.   The blades are transported 1 per truck through Coleman to wherever the towers are being sent.   I’m assuming the motor assembly comes from a different direction as we don’t see them on the highways around here.  

Coming home,  Ernie ran over the head of a large diamond back rattlesnake…. 

Then,  as we got closer to Burkett, we found this guy on the side of the road.  Think this one is a Bull Snake.   It has a black forked tongue and round eyes.   It watched us while we watched it.  Didn’t appear overly concerned.   I didn’t get out of the car though.

Now we’re home, cats have been fed and it’s time to QUILT!

Susan ~ Patchkat

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4 responses to “What a day!

  1. Glad I don’t have these critters to deal with! Goodness gracious sakes alive.

  2. The Bull Snake is a good one. It eats mice, rats, lizards and other snakes. They can be aggressive if cornered, but they’re non-venomous. It’s those rattlesnakes, copperheads and the water moccassins I worry about! They’re bad news.

  3. I love your posts. I love the descriptions of your home and town and the pretty pictures of wildflowers and wildlife. Thanks for sharing it with us. I also love your quilts, of course.

    • Thank you, Jill. I love being able to blog about our home and the things we see around here. It’s neat to have a place to share the quilting processes too :-)