15.9.10

July

July 22, 2010


Gandhi pulls her head behind her wing while trying to avoid having a hood put on by Bob Woody.



Gabby and Bob hold up a retaining wall, which will hold grass as it is pickled for storage. The end product is animal feed called silage.



A rooster darts between tufts of tall grass.



Apache and the other horses turn their backs toward the falling rain.


July 23, 2010


Small mounds of dirt are used to section off a field for more even flood irrigation.



Puddles fill a field as my shadow is cast by the early-morning sun.



Chips looks out over the pond for the last remaining duck in the area.



Sombra is chased away by a goose only half her size.


July 24, 2010


From left, Chips, Shorty and Sombra watch the horse corral as Gabby and Bob work with the horses.



Gabby herds the sheep back into their pen on horseback after a Saturday ride in the desert.



Two trees' leaves unexpectedly began falling off.



A white pumpkin is surrounded by its green leaves.


July 25, 2010


A Mockingbird harasses Gandhi who is hardly phased by its attacks.



The spotted eggs of a Scaled Quail lie neatly stacked in their nest.


July 26, 2010


Gabby locks up after working in a grass field.



According to Bob, Frida is usually the first horse to test when the electric fence is on or not.



The yellow branches of a dead Palo Verde pop out against a cloudy sky.



A Lady Bug traverses a dense forest of grass.



Pablo puts everything back after cleaning out the animal shed.



Bob and Gabby store some of his prized artwork in the trailer behind Bob's pistachio field.


July 27, 2010


Gabby has lunch at a taco and burrito stand just north of the Mexican border, the only signage on the stand that reveals its location is the Open sign.



A Scaled Quail, known for being hesitant to fly, allows me to get very close for this portrait as she sits atop her eggs.



Shorty and Chips take off after a Jack Rabbit on open land near Bob's farm.



Laid out on a red towel, good pistachio leaves are separated from yellowing leaves to be tested to find out what is wrong with them.



Muddy four-wheeler tracks lead through a fence on the west side of one of the pistachio orchard's as the sun sets behing the North Franklin Mountains.



A rose lit by red Christmas lights accents the deserts blue sky after sunset.


July 28, 2010


Death peels back at the leaves of a pumpkin plant.



Harvest time approaches as the pistachios get larger and begin to turn pink.



Renovations are under way at Bob's new neurology office in Lac Cruces, New Mexico.

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