Tomorrow we will begin our fourth week at this same gate. If exciting can be boring-then that defines this gate. We are still very much newbies at gate guarding and yet we feel like we have done this forever.
We are actually guarding a private road along with two other guards. The road was used to cross several pastures with big trucks while a bridge is being worked on on the other side. The road is a little over 4 miles long with us on one end and another guard on the far end. The third guard is in the middle to make sure what little traffic we have doesn't stop or get lost. While we don't have a lot of traffic coming in here, we have A LOT of truck drivers asking for directions. I think they figure we should know where all the sites are on this road.
You would think their dispatchers would give them better directions but I think a lot of the directions go like this: " Go down this here road for a piece until you get to where ol' Bill's store burned down twenty years ago. Then turn left and go to where the bull used to be in the field where the creek is and hang a right." It's a wonder some of these guys get to where they are going.
Speaking of roads, here is a YouTube video of a ride down the public road to our site.
Our road out of Cuero
Turn up your volume---Enjoy the extended version of Pretty Woman courtesy of Van Halen.
Our biggest excitement is chasing cows away from the trailer. I like them coming around to keep the grass cut down and hopefully eliminate any cover for mice but sometimes they get a little close.
The company we are working for takes a lot of pride in their equipment and keeping up with the fuel and water. As often as they come out to fill us up with both, you would think we were paying for it.
Here is the equipment trailers sharing our "site"
The generator is a 13k Kubota. The black tank is the 550 gallon water tank and the fuel tank in front.
And here is the all important septic tank! It uses a 50 gallon collection box with a lift pump inside to put the "used products" into the 1000 gallon tank.
Sometimes we do let the cows get a little close to trim the grass.
But sometimes there are just too many of them. Where is Burger King when you need them?
These cows are just yearlings. They are more curious than anything else but they are not very bright.
I guess that's why they are cows.
NOTE: I have only uploaded two videos to You Tube. I am not responsible for any other videos that show up with mine.