|Fred has been
busy getting the hot spring's water to drain into the pond
again. Perhaps the antelope herds will return.
In this photo, the pond isn't full, but you can see where the
water enters and the house and barn are in the background.
The hot spring water is 172 degrees when it comes out of the
earth and it will cool in the pond. We do not swim in it.
For enjoying a hot tub, we put a garden hose in a large tub near
the house and it fills at 102 degrees.
There is a secondary reason for clearing the pond of weeds.
The fire helicopters load their tanks with water for any nearby
range fires such as the one below which just occurred in the
past week. The fire was 10 miles north of us.
Most of the nearby fires are caused by lightening.
As you can see, we don't have nearby
neighbors. The nearest one is a mile away.