Going to the Big Village with Vova and sipping coffee…

The Tiny Russian Village is very far out from the world. So to go to town is something we plan. Vova has to get his gun permit that he applied for and today he was told to pick it up. We will leave between 10 and 11 a.m. This will be a hard trip, for the ground has finally thawed and the river is very high. This means that mud is an issue, not snow or ice. Mud is terrible…

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They have almost finished putting in the lake pump. The pump is removed for the winter and soon it will be running, filling the lake. The lake is already filling from all the thaw and rain. Spring is definitely here….

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A part of graph that our weather system produces. I finally have worked out some issues on keeping records and have saved most of the winter records. This is important to me and if you look closely, you will see that green squiggle almost reaches -40 one day. The green is actual low temperature, the red is actual high temperature…

I told you we got cold and you can see that January was a rough month…

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This morning at 6 a.m. I took sunflower seeds out to feed the birdbrains. The little cute Siberian Tit (chickadee,) was sitting quietly in the top of the cherry trees. I filled the feeders and it watched me, all alone in the yard. The other birds were still sleeping I guess? Then as if on cue…. The little devil started to sing and sing and sing…

I stood and watched and listened…

It came down to a branch near me and the most beautiful music on earth was produced by this little birdbrain…

This video captures what I hear all day outside in our yard. I have heard some more than recorded and I put that to them being Russian Chickadees… 😉 They speak two languages you know! The recording does not capture what I heard this morning and I call it, “Come and eat, the bear is out!”

For within a few seconds the yard was full of chickadees and they were all singing and singing and singing…

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For all you, “Russians do not make anything!” sorta type people…

I will tell you that no one makes all terrain vehicles like the Russians and you could only wish to have something as cheap in price and at the quality that Russians have access to. I am amazed at the specialty vehicles that Russia makes… I mean assembly line production type of vehicles…

I know, I know! Russians do not make anything, yet they really make almost everything and it is quality…

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Lets end this today with what makes Boza have a good day?

Now that cat is sitting in the tree, because Boza found it and tried to chase it. I have to upset the moment though, Boza would run into the tree. Perfect moment and the cat does not realize Boza is blind, so the cat runs for its life. This is the reason that Boza lives for…

Meow!

WtR

Boza and I finally can walk the Tiny Russian Village…

Snow is saying goodbye!

Boza and I are walking the whole Tiny Russian Village again and taking pictures. It is nice to be able to walk and not sink up to your waist in snow. But, it is raining and raining now…

Just an image day!

I am cooking pork chops and Boza is stuck in a nose sniffing the air mode. Me too in same mode. They smell delicious and soon will be done. Pork has dropped in price and is cheaper than chicken right now. And that is cheap in itself…

Hog farms going up all over Russia, we have two across the main highway now. They are huge and ship truck loads of hogs constantly. In fact I know of four hog farms in easy access of our area and they all are busy. Russia has assured itself of independence from outside influence…

Thank you Western Idiot Sanctions… You made Russia wake up…

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Last summer the telephone pole you see wired up was almost falling down. I helped to fix it and this is what you do in the Tiny Russian Village. The electric company will wait until the pole falls over and kills someone. Then you have a mess and in Russia, no one files lawsuit and cares to sue. We take responsibility! Better world Russia…

Enjoy the images, I will take more and hope we have a sunny day soon…

WtR

Awoken (or as us slang talkers say) – I Woke to snow in TRV…

This morning at TRV…

Today is a pot of coffee day…

Snowing and snowing!

The ground is covered again, but since the temperature is right at freezing, the snow will go fast. (?) I hope…

Game plan…

I have to leave Russia. This is when I do my outside business in the rest of the world. Since I have to leave every six months for a day or so. I use such a time for doing business boring stuff and most of the time I go alone. This time is no exception and by this next weekend I will be gone for about a week. Not something I care to do really…

Therefore, I will be traveling to Moscow, once Svetochka comes, and of course Boza will be with us. I have things to fix and do in Moscow. Svetochka is limping the computer at home and that is one issue I must fix. 😉 My IBM computer specialist Sweetie Pie is lost with Windows OS’s and since that is my expertise, I must fix such issues…

I am sure that she has a list of what to fix, for do not most gals have such lists for their guys?

Once in Moscow and my trip to never never land is over, we must concentrate on several issues. One is to have Boza looked at again by an eye specialist. Two is for me to see a doctor and see about medication adjustments and my health in general. Three need to look a couple of 4×4’s located in Moscow and last but not least get ready for spring and summer in the Tiny Russian Village…

I have a shower house to finish and a chicken coop to build this summer. We also need to concentrate on gathering more property in the Tiny Russian Village. It is dirt cheap and if we do not scrounge for it, the Orthodox Church will get it for a song and a dance… We might as well dance too…

I am planting sunflowers this year. Well that and potatoes, onions, garlic and tomatoes. The sunflowers will be dried and left on the head and then used in the winter for the chickadees and yes the sparrows, oh and jay birds. We saved a slew of birdbrain buddies this winter and they will pay me back by pest control. Though I do have to deal with sunflower defoliation per the pest control. Chickadees just love sunflower seeds…

The potatoes will do well as the birds clean up on the potato bugs like they did last year. Yippy do dah…

Vova and I also have to rebuild the back wall of the village home and all the wood is seasoned now well enough to use. I still have a bunch of work to get the backside of the home ready and that will be my first project to get done. Then we can rebuild the wall…

We also have to concentrate upon the issue of no water in the village. Time to start pressuring the local government?

We have come to find out that it is the electric companies fault. The electric company updated the whole grid system and changed phase, the well has been ignored and instead of fixing it, they just burnout relays. Well relays are not easy to get anymore, since they are not used around here. Thus, the electric company has to rewire the system and to get that done, the local government in the nearby village has to get off their ass and care enough to push the paper work through. Yes I know, this should have been done correctly in the first place, but who cares about three people living in a Tiny Russian Village. That is our issue! 🙂

I know when it will get done!

We have several ex and current government employees that stay the summer here. They will make a few calls and they will fire up a few asses with kindling and we will have water again. That is the way the world works and that is everywhere. We even have a few ex cops that stay here for weeks in the summer, they will get the water going… Oh and yes we also have a ex government employee of the local variety and she stays all summer. I promise you she will not be a happy camper when she finds her well (which is all of our wells,) is not full of fresh clean water. She yelled at me all summer as I got water, she thinks it is her well and only her well…

She will get it fixed or else someone will pay dearly…

Time to go and walk Boza in the new snow…

Have a nice day…

WtR