Monday, May 7, 2012

Trees and bushes, oh my!

Bushes and trees, hmmm.  Yeah, the first thing I thought was “there are tons of bushes and trees up at the land!”

The Land is a bunch of property my two brothers and I bought up near the booming metropolis of Duchesne (Doo-shane).  It’s up 3½ miles of dirt road and has no electricity or running water.  Far enough away that only when it’s deadly quiet can you hear the big trucks rolling down Highway 40.

My two brothers and me at the south end of our property with the Uintah Mountains in the background.  I’m pretty sure this was taken the summer of 1999.

Taken a year or so later, here my older brother is pulling a dead tree up the hill with his ‘65 Jeep.

Trees are great for making a fire to cook and keep warm around.

*Note: No trees were killed for the making of this fire.  We often joke about how we have so much dead wood laying around the property that we could have a fire going 24/7 for the rest of our lives and never run out.

And finally, our bathtub, surrounded by bushes and trees.

10 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

That bathtub has always amused me (when you put it in pics). Isn't it kind of a pain to haul water to it, though?

Kalei's Best Friend said...

No kidding, u definitely have bushes and trees!. Love that fire!

Karen S. said...

Oh thank goodness about the trees! From your lovely photos it's almost hard to believe there is much dead wood up there. You have a perfect spot there Max, and family to share it with! So cool! I think the bath tub would be awesome to try... just soaking up all that lovely country side! Great bushes and trees!

Max Sartin said...

Lisa - We have four 50-gallon drums of water uphill from the tub. We just refill them with 5-gallon jugs.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That looks so peaceful?

Do you have a well on the property, or get water from a stream?
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Max Sartin said...

It is very peaceful, but we don't have any water up there right now. There is one spot in the draw that we think has a natural spring, but for now we just haul up our water from home.

Alexia said...

The bathtub is great! I always enjoy the pictures you post of The Land. The fire brings back memories of camping trips - fantastic.

Gilly said...

Right now - we want a pic of you having a bath!

Looks like a great bit of land to own!

Max Sartin said...

Sorry, no bath pictures. In all good conscience, I couldn't subject my followers to that. :)
But it is a great piece of land. Remote yet accessible, some open spaces with just sage and grasses, some well wooded areas with lots of pinion pine for shade.
Now I want to head up there...

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, dear! that bathtub reminds me of a Cialis commercial!! Only there's just one!