We recently became a two camera couple, as Eberle needed to take over our trusty Canon Elph for a top secret project (I expect you’ll read about it right here in the not-too-distant-future), which meant I had to get a bit of an upgrade—still a point & shoot, but one with a lot more features, including considerably more zoom, a Canon PowerShot. As a result I’ve been taking pix like mad, & over the past few days I’ve shot a bit of a “documentary” of Indian Valley. I’ll be sharing those photos here on Fridays this month.
Our house stands a few miles north of the village proper, & we’re beginning with photos taken just north of the village itself. Future installments will take us into the village, then down a few side roads, & eventually bring us back toward “our neck of the woods.” Enjoy!
The pic at the top of the post shows some large hay barns & quonset storage buildings from one of the valley’s larger ranches. The pipe at the front of the photo is for irrigation water.
An array of irrigation equipment; note the blackened hillside to the right—caused by a cigarette tossed from a car. Verbum sapientis satis est!
A white "beef" as the local ranchers affectionately term their cattle
Dilapidated outbuilding with newish John Deere tractor
Crossing one of the many creeks (pronounced “cricks” locally) that flow thru the valley
Abandoned equipment: not an uncommon sight
These are on a lot filled with everything from railroad ties to flatbed trailers; the item to the left is used for spraying weeds
Another view of the same lot
Dunham Dairy: not a going concern. Most of the ranching out here is beef cattle, with some sheep ranching. Dairy cattle are uncommon
Big hay bales, with snowcapped Indian Mountain in the background