Captain Lazy

Captain Lazy

The advantages of living on a remote ranch outweigh the disadvantages but some things require adaptation. Captain Lazy to the rescue. Anything
that involves physical effort that can be avoided by using common sense is
utilized. If the necessary tool is in the tool shed rather than the barn, make the trip worth while and carry something else back. If a trip down the rocky hill takes place, pick up the garbage, take some food or the mail while going that way. Recently we set up two wild life feeders in the creek bottom. Instead of having separate feeders for wild turkeys and deer, we mixed a cocktail of maize, sunflower seeds, livestock pellets and corn, set the timers to go off twice a day and attached a surveillance camera to the nearest tree. I couldn’t wait to see the animals that came
to the feeder. When I drove down the hill and realized that I would have to take out the memory cards from the cameras, drive back up the hill and
export the pictures to my computer and then drive down the hill and re-install the memory cards, I decided the hassle factor was too much. Later in the day when I spoke on the phone with my friend, Eric, he suggested that I obtain some extra memory cards and just switch them when I want to
view results. What a great idea. He then replied, “They don’t call me Captain Lazy for nothing.” The picture is my grandson Theiss. He has an excuse to be lazy. He’s too young for ranch work.