We are going to try a post without a picture today. At the end of the day, after all of our equipment has run out of fuel. We perform our clean up, eat dinner, then it is time to sit around the fire and talk about events that took place during the day. My Mother-in-law usually wants to do an evening exploration trip to an area of the mine we have not been to in a while. When she heads out she usually takes my wife along with. My father-in-law and I sit around the camp fire and discuss ways to modify our equipment to make it work better, places we think that we need to dig test holes. We discuss how we are going to run the operation more efficiently with our small crew. Once my mother-in-law and wife return from their expedition we will then start the wine tasting, the in laws make their own wine. Most of the time it is great wine, sometimes you just have to spit it back out. After a couple glasses of wine it is usually time for everyone to hit the hay for the evening, then rinse and repeat, we do it all again the next evening.
As Promised Here is what our new bunkhouse looks like. We brought this in the last month of mining. This is where we had thanksgiving dinner this year. It was awesome. We did have to start a fire under the hinge on the gate so we could open it and get into the mine. Other than that the bunkhouse heated up nicely and we had a wonderful rustic thanksgiving dinner. The bunkhouse has a full bathroom with over sized shower, on demand hot water heater, toilet, full kitchen, dining room, slide out lean-to, flat screen TV, DVD player(for the rainy evenings, we still work in the mine when it is pouring down rain during the day).