Word has it that the old Big Bend Ranch Supply
has sold and someone is going to open it back up as a convenience store? I'm not holding my breath, but it would be nice if it happens. Its located across the Ranch Road from where the failed Grub Shack used to be. First picture is of the old store and the second one is what's left of the Grub Shack.
This morning was pretty nice so I went out exploring this land again. I found several more pieces of napped flint and possibly some pottery shards? The pieces seem to have been painted with some type orange pigment. They can be seen in the red square along with the flint found the other day and this morning. There were quiet a few pieces with the orange band. Shown are only three pieces.
I also took the rake and did some exploring of the plants in the last blog. The dirt they are in reminds me of the gumbo found back in Plano, but I suppose that is because of plant deterioration and re-growth over many years? It sure doesn't look like the adobe dust found around here.
Yes these plants are probably Lechuguilla and if anyone else like leilani
wants to say anything about them or any other BS like she posted in the last thread then read my last post in that thread. Perhaps she could also fill in her blogger profile instead of hiding behind her computer screen and giving other bloggers BS!
The three pictures above are feeble attempts at showing the way this land terraces down to the valley below. Its hard for a camera to show stuff like that. A normally dry creek can be seen in the three pictures below and the foliage along it is green all year round. Water could have easily been gotten from it during the rainy season as well as the dry creek where the dam is on the back of this property now.
Small button cactus (I think) found in the rubble of rock.
The two pictures above are views from where I found the stuff this morning.