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Flat Frogs

Vela Von @ 8 months

That Vela Von is workin’ on my last nerve.  When it rains down here in the Puckerbrush, nature kicks in a turbo charger or somethin’.  Overnight it seems the air is full of gnats and skeeters and other insect UFOs and go outside about dark thirty and the gnats are so thick you can’t hardly catch a breath.  And mucho frogs.  You never see frogs around a parking pad unless there is water near by; just ain’t happening.

At some point in days past,  one of my gaugers ran over a frog right here in

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Dammit boy!

Webb County
South Texas, USA

62 square miles of this

Somewhere a dozen or more miles down a caliche rock road south of Catarina, TX — more or less.     Big lease here in the tens of thousands of acres and the guard setup reflects the activity level. 2 RVs here now;  a couple and me.  Sometimes it takes two people to handle the traffic or even more as they tell me there have been 3 RVs working this gate in the past.  We are working out of a guard house which makes sense and I am finding

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Untrammeled and At Large

Try doin’ this in Austin. Cops would be there before you fair got match to paper.

For those of you that ain’t guessed it yet………  Yes, I am at the Secret Hideout in Central Texas with My Bro. And yeah, we burn our paper garbage and such in the driveway if we feel like it.  That is all I will be saying about that.

My Bro packed up this morning to go tend to pressing business at home and that meant the contents of the ever-present-on-the-deck Yeti Tundra 45 Quart Cooler had to be divvied up. Talkin’ about long

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Unfettered

Dammit!  Where you been?

There has been rig washing.

Involving yourself in the South Texas oil business requires more than a traditional 9-5 weekday sacrifice.  Any worm quickly finds that out.  Nothing is written in stone where a workday has no bounds and job duties have no limits.  It is the nature of the game and the measure of the man and you get it done with no sniveling.  It is what it is and what it has always been. The oil patch is its’ own special world.

For years I have been tethered by

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