My next door neighbors are Memo and Terry. I have a handshake agreement with them to let me use their water and electricity. In exchange, I pay the bills for these two utilities. So, I won't own land. But I will have water and power. Can it get much simpler than that?
One reason for not owning land here is change. Although Home Camp right now is in an ideal setting, this all could change. The lovely farm below us, which right now is a gorgeous view, could be sold and hundreds of houses built there. The quiet farm-like quality of this place could vanish in a heart beat.
7:30AM - Walk around the rancho
The Pueblo of Santillán where Home Camp is located is a rancho community. People here earn their living from crops and farm animals. Santillán is a colony of the City of Tequisquiapan, about a 10 minute drive south.
This morning we walked down the hill and alongside the fields. Many of the fields are not planted. Perhaps waiting for the first rain. But one field was a lush green.
11AM - Seeds
I want flowers growing and blooming at Home Camp. I suppose that I could go out and buy flower seeds. Last year I did just that. However, none of my flower seeds even germinated!
But still I had lot of flowers growing and blooming in front of MsTioga. Nature provided the seeds. All I needed was the discipline to water the ground.
The only flower growing around here now is the one in the pic below. And this flower is less than 1/2" diameter.
12 Noon - Temperature and weather sticker
Do you sometimes wonder about the little weather sticker on my blog? I update that sticker every time I make a blog post. All these stickers are is HTML code. I have one sticker for every sky. Clear sky, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, rain, over cast and nite sky.
4PM - Fumigation
MsTioga just made an appointment for a fumigation for ants and roaches. There is a pest control place here in Tequisquiapan named "ZanCen", who will do the work. We made an appointment for this coming Monday afternoon. During the fumigation, I will stay at a hotel.
Location: Home Camp, Colonia Santillan, Tequisquiapan
Elevation: 1921 meters