The area around the town of Roosevelt is dotted with oil and gas wells. If you enlarge the above photo, you'll see a couple of them in the distance. The petroleum industry provides many jobs in our area when petroleum prices are high. Not so much, though, when prices sink. That makes for a roller-coaster economy.
One of our routes through "the Cedars", an arid juniper forest near our home, takes us right up to an active pumping unit. Boss used to be leary of it, but now that it's familiar, he pays little attention to the movement and noise.
He's more interested in looking for treats under the layers I've donned to keep warm on a day that's barely above freezing. (Layers, top = turtleneck shirt, zip up hooded sweatshirt, down vest, topped by windbreaker. I also wear riding tights under my jeans, and an earwarmer under my hat. With all that on, I'm quite toasty.)
Depending on our exact route, our "Cedars" rides can be from 6 to 12 miles round trip. As we head home, we can see our small town of Roosevelt in the distance.I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day and much to be thankful for.
Here, we are well fed, clothed, and housed, and grateful for our many blessings.