First, some boring background. When I moved to Two Mile, I had very spotty cell phone coverage….I could stand in the little cabin and make a call, and drop the call by walking to the big cabin. The best reception was in a chair on the deck, ideal on a spring evening, not so great at 10 below in January, or in the June rains. So when I updated my phone 3 years ago, I more or less bought a dumb phone and added an iPod Touch to my pocket. Two devices was not ideal, but worked as I was more often near wi-fi than near cell towers. Not only that, but ranch chores, muck, water, and livestock are not kind to phone. A city-boy phone that costs more than a truck payment slipping from a pocket into the pond is just begging to be a hard-luck story the next time I go to coffee with the boys in town.
But it was time for a new phone, and Sprint sent me a pro-bono Airave so now, for a few 1000 feet in all directions, I have multiple bars and a 3G network connection. (Cue the other network guy asking “Can you hear me now?”)
So back to the discussion, where was I?
My creative muse shared Posterous with me…..and in doing so begins a new view of Two Mile Ranch and Small Farm Life. From the phone and its built in camera, and Posterous, I can send images, or text or links that will cross post to our digital homes at Facebook, Twitter, Posterous, and a link over there on the right column here at Small Farm Life. So to kick this off, I’m starting a 365 project, taking a photo a day for 365 days. Mondays may be optional as I share favorite music on Music Mondays — also via Posterous.
To give you a peak, here’s what has been posted so far — the link will take you to the slide show over at Posterous.