Daily Archives: June 10, 2020

A Lavender Farm, sans Lavender . . .

Last Saturday I signed us up for the two week trial of YouTube TV, and it didn’t take long to get our recordings set up on the DVR software. Though we can set all this up on the TV, it’s quicker and easier to do it on the computer.

A couple of odd quirks, however. You cannot record just a single episode of a TV show, it will only record every episode. And if you stop the recording a series, you lose all the episodes that you’ve recorded so far. Strange, but not hard to work  around. Otherwise, as I said before, all recordings are saved for 9 months, and you can record and save an unlimited number of shows.

In the back of my mind, I was wondering what kind of server capacity they must to record and save all these shows for their 2 million subscribers. But I think I’ve figured it out.

They only record ONE copy of every show on every channel, not 2 million copies. Then your account info just holds pointers and bookmarks linking to each show you’ve set to record and how much you’ve watched of it for the Resume function.

That’s about 1680 hours of video per day, so not that bad.

And we are really enjoying the fact that all the shows are in HD, rather than the SD video we have with DirecTV. Looks like YouTube TV will be our new streaming service.

Another in our Where We Were 9 Years Ago Today series.

June 10, 2011

Cha . . . Cha . . . Cha . . . Changes . . .

Today is our last full day in the Mt. Shasta area. Tomorrow we’ll head about 190 miles north to the Bend / Sunriver Thousand Trails Park about 20 miles south of Bend, OR.

As far as the changes, originally we were going to stay here in Weed for three nights, Bend, OR for seven nights, and then La Pine, OR for seven nights. Then it was Weed for seven nights, Bend for seven nights, and La Pine for three nights.

And now it’s going to be Bend for ten nights, period.

About 1 we headed out on a roundabout trip to the Wal-Mart in Yreka by way of the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm about 20 miles out in the country.

Sue, a camp host here at the Friendly RV Park told us about the Lavender Festival that starts tomorrow. But since we won’t be here, we decided to detour out that way anyway just to see what we could see.

We turned off the main road,

Lavender Farm

on to this dirt/rock road and started a slow three mile, 600 foot high climb up the side of the hill.

Lavender Farm Road

If it hadn’t been for the sign at the road we’d have wondered if we were going the right way. Even the lizard seemed lost.

Lavender Lizard

When we finally got there, we found . . . no lavender. Or, we found lavender plants and a beautiful view, but it was more green in color than lavender.

It looked like this today.

Lavender not in Bloom

This photo from their website shows how it should have looked. After talking to one of the owners we found out that due to this year’s cold, wet weather, the season is running about a month behind.

Lavender in Bloom

This is what blooming lavender looks like.

Lavender in Bloom 2

Lavender in Bloom 3

This is what our lavender looked like.

Lavender Plant


We didn’t get to see the lavender in bloom, but it was a fun trip with a beautiful view, so it was worth it.

This is a better view of what the farm looks like from the road about 4 miles away.

Lavender Farm from Road

Leaving the lavender we headed on up to Yreka and the Wal-Mart to pick up our prescriptions and a few other things. Our daughter Brandi called to check in while we were there and it’s always good to talk and get the latest Landon update.

Coming home we saw this Adopt-A-Highway sign listing ‘Just Bill’ as the adopter. Now, is ‘Just Bill’ really his name, or is he just very shy?

Just Bill

By the time we got back to Weed it was time for dinner so we decided to have one last hurrah at Dos Amigos.

This time I had the Tres Amigos, a combination of Chile Verde, Chile Colorado, and a Chile Relleno. Very good.

Dos Amigos 3 Amigos

Jan once again had what she says is the best Shrimp Enchilada she’s ever had. Just look at the size of those shrimp.

Dos Amigos Shrimp

Getting back to the rig after a great meal, I took care of some jobs outside. I put a new charge wire connector on both the rig and the toad because the old ones were getting worn out. Then I tried to do everything I could to prepare for our departure tomorrow.

See you tomorrow in Bend.

Thought for the Day:

When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn’t get there on its own.

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