Yeah, I Collect Stuff
And This Is Some Of
Here At Serenity Ranch!
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Property Map 3D


(This Is The Junk Yard Mess I bought With Cash In Late 2010... Cleaning It Up And Carving A RANCH Out Of It Has Been An ADVENTURE!)



(...But We're Getting There!)



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Me and Bandit Riding Fence & Touring Last Year's Clearing Progress Of The Newest Northern Pasture, Noting And Marking Stumps And Debris


For some reason, Me Riding Bandit Scares the CRAP out of my S.O.... Bandit likes to get a little Wild sometimes and show his butt... and *I* like to LET HIM get a little wild and show his butt sometimes! There's just something about being on a Strong Horse's back, running FLAT OUT WIDE OPEN, JUMPING Obstacles, that makes you feel ALIVE!!!! But it makes my S.O. feel like she's about to die from a heart attack, so I try to keep it to a minimum... that's why she's constantly behind me saying things like: "OK, Watch out now, he may want to trot uphill a little bit... So just be ready for it..." (YES MOMMY!!! ;) ...She worries WAY too much ;) I mean, Seriously, Do I LOOK like I've never ridden a Horse (or two, or a hundred) before? I know, I Know, She loves me, and she worries about me... it just makes *me* feel bad that it worries HER so much that she can't just RELAX and ENJOY RIDING (Which is her [Second] Favorite thing to do in the whole world!)

Near the Beginning of the Video, When Bandit decides to Run a little Bit to Jump a Log (Hard to see due to the Video Compression), my S.O. says, "He LIKES to test you!" the Audio is (Again) low, but what I said was, "That's OK, I LIKE to be Tested!"

Toward the end of the Video you hear my S.O. say "Awwwww.. OK...." because when she see's me lean over and whisper in Bandit's ear "Time for a RUN", she KNOWS we're about to RUN... Except Bandit was already too tired to do much more than a fast canter at that point... wussy Horse ;)



BTW, The Northern Pasture (Mentioned Above) Is ALL Clean Flat Pasture, With Grass and Clover Growing On It, As Of This Writing... Buying A New Kabota Tractor With A Backhoe Attachment Makes Things Go MUCH Faster And Easier ;)



(Just Trust Me When I say That There Is NOT A LOT That Compares To Being WAY UP IN THE TOP Of OLD GROWTH Tree Canopies, When You notice That The ENTIRE Main Buckle AND STRAP Of Your Right Leg's Climbing Spike Is "Missing" ;)


But we HAVE gotten the MESS cleaned up, and the DENSE Regrowth and Scrap Trees cut down, and Multiple Pastures Cut Out of DENSE "Jack Pines" and Briars and JUNK... And We've run MILES of Steel-Field-Fencing, Backed up with MORE MILES Of Electric Hot Tape, and MILES of Buried Cables for the Security Systems Run and Buried, and the Security Systems put in, Automatic Gates At the Top of Our Mountain where our Road Tops the Mountain, And More Posts and Pasture Gates than I care to even THINK about!!!... LOTS of Hard PLANNING, and HARD WORK that we did MANUALLY, OURSELVES (We didn't get the Kubota until AFTER we were Nearly Finished!)... But it was WAY worth it... The Views now are STUNNING!




Back YardBack Yard
Back YardBack Yard


Views From Around Our Mountain-Top Ranch Property



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Serenity Ranch - 360 Degree Views From One Of My Quad-Copter Drones



New House 4

New House Sky

New House 3



Poinsett   Poinsett
(Waking Up To The Views Above EVERY Morning, Makes It ALL Worth While!!!)

Poinsett   Poinsett   Poinsett



Double Rainbows


Double Rainbows



(A VERY Young "Engel" - My Dutch Brindle Shepherd, A.K.A. "The Hyperactive Terrorist Dog")



Me And Bandit
(Me and Bandit)



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Me, Getting Bandit's Attention With A Switch

The Audio is low, but what I said (That my S.O. is laughing about) was: "I don't know why he's wanting to be an @$$hole today... Are we going to start the leaping and jumping around and stuff? Is THAT what we're going to do??? Because *I'm* Willing... I'm Willing and ABLE... OK (Big Smile to my S.O. over my Shoulder)... Let's Do This Thing Big Boy and go ahead and get it over with" ;)



Night Vision Cameras
(A Few of my Night Vision Security Cameras. There are NO visible lights on outside.
With these newest Cameras, I don't even use the Infrared Spotlights any more.
I can also view them on my iPhone from anywhere in the world with Cell or WiFi coverage
The System Shown Above has been replaced by Two 16-Channel DVRs with Built In Security Systems, Shown Below, Interfaced with the Security System run by the Virtual Assistants)



Security Cameras
(A View Of A Small Portion Of Serenity Ranch From DVR #1... We Can View 38 Live High-Def, Night Vision Capable, Cameras On My iPhone From Anywhere In The World With Cell, Satellite, Or WiFi Coverage. As Well As Be Notified By Our AI, "Denise", When ANY Security Device Is Activated [Seismic Alarms, Capacitive Sensors, Thermal Motion Detectors, IR Motion Detectors, Camera-Frame-Image-Comparative Motion Detection, Laser Line Disruption Sensors, Capacitive Field Changes Along MILES Of 3-Inch Wide "Electrified Hot-Tape", etc])



I know it SEEMS like all this uses a LOT of Power, But "Power" isn't a problem... We make our own, Using a Water-Driven Turbine placed at our Natural Springs, And using Seimens Solar Panels on the Roof of our Front Porch (Which I Designed and Built to look like a "Pergola" from the Ground, but it has Seimens Solar Panels covering it, so that they keep the Front Porch DRY, Which a Real Pergola WOULD NOT), And More Solar Panels on the Roof of our Home. Denise doesn't have to worry about "Power"; No matter how much power we use, God will send us MORE tomorrow, FREE! ;)



The Water Turbine and Solar Panels Charge Several LARGE Banks of "24VDC Forklift Batteries" (In a Large RubberMaid-Type Outside Storage Cabinet), Using Multiple "Trace C-40 Charge Controllers". The Battery Banks Use LARGE Welding Cables to Feed Two LARGE "'OutBack' True Sin-Wave Inverters", which live inside of the "Security Cabinet" with the Security DVRs and other Security Devices, Near the Rack-Servers In My Home-Office.

Any extra power we don't use is Sold Back to our Local Power Company... Yeah, We make BIG BUX from THAT! NOT! The Power Company HAS to buy any extra power YOU produce, but they don't pay YOU the same rate for the power that YOU produce, that THEY Charge YOU for the power THEY sell YOU! So about all "Selling Power To The Power Company" does, is pay for your "Minimum Monthly Service Fee" (The Amount you have to pay just to have Their Power Connected to your home, whether you USE IT, OR NOT!)... But, Denise keeps CAREFUL track on how much Power WE sell to the Power Company... Because it costs the power company FIFTY CENTS, To Send me a Check for ONE CENT Each Month (Which I only Cash once a year, so that they ALSO have to pay to account for ALL OF THOSE "One Cent Checks" for MONTHS)... Yeah.. It's "Petty", I know, But so is CHARGING ME 9-Cents Per KWH for THEIR Power, but only PAYING *ME* 2-Cents Per KWH for MY Power! So Denise Makes SURE they owe us ONE CENT, Every Month!



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My Computer's "Bose" Stereo System Thumps... and burns out A LOT of expensive light bulbs. Note the two bulbs on the Far right are already popped ;)



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