Saturday, March 11, 2017

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Mar 1 - 6

Busters Gate Catarina, TX  - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Morning 64 Degrees, Wind NNW at 4 to 10 Mph, Humidity 91%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 80 Degrees, Wind ENE at 11 to 22 Mph, Humidity 22%, partly sunny.

Another busy gate traffic day and sand trucks. We have the piping and welders again working at the frack pad. There are others coming in for a pipeline from the well pad running across the ranch. Surveyors plotting the route for the pipeline, mulching machine clearing the pipeline route.

Sand Truck coming in 
Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Thursday, March 2, 2017
Morning 48 Degrees, Wind NE at 7 to 9 Mph, Humidity 44%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 70 Degrees, Wind ENE at 9 to 23 Mph, Humidity 13%, partly sunny.

Busy day all over the ranch. The fracking stopped during the early morning before I was up, so there were no sand trucks running in and out the gate. Reconfiguring and wellhead valve changes kept our gate traffic busy all day.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Friday, March 3, 2017
Morning 52 Degrees, Wind NW at 3 to 6 Mph, Humidity 44%, overcast.
Afternoon 68 Degrees, Wind SE at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 41%, overcast.

 Another all over the ranch busy work day and nine truck loads of flexible pipe arrived at the ranch gate for the pipeline. These were large spools sixteen hundred feet long on each spool. The frack pad was busy with re-configuring trucks for the next phase of the frack and piping with welders.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Morning 56 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 82%, overcast, rain.
Afternoon 61 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity 75%, overcast.

A little over an inch of rain starting last night and continuing into the afternoon today. The frack restarted today late morning with sand trucks showing up at the gate before noon. It was later in the day before they were coming back out. Sand was last delivered Thursday filling the sand towers in preparation for the next operation at the well pad.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Morning 60 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 94%, overcast.
Afternoon 78 Degrees, Wind S at 4 to 9 Mph, Humidity 74%, partly sunny.
Cattle coming to Buster from the east
Nice slow Sunday with only the frack operation working today. Entertainment arrived this morning, cows showed coming from the east visiting Buster’s left side then went back where they came from.

Busters Gate Catarina, TX - Monday, March 6, 2017
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind variable, calm to 4 Mph, Humidity 93%, overcast.
Afternoon 85 Degrees, Wind S at 4 to 15 Mph, Humidity 72%, partly sunny.

Morning entertainment after the shift change was over we had cattle coming from the west down the road to our location. There were at least a couple on the south side (narrow atrip) but most on the north side (wide grassy). A few were back and forth across the road getting some eating from both sides. We did have sand trucks and other vehicles coming and going slow thru the area where the cattle were.

They seemed to spend a long time here at Buster as my wife had left in Tan Jan to get a few things from the store. The cows were sniffing around like dogs smelling everything even our chair sitting in front of Buster. I had vehicles coming in while they were here and I was keeping the gate closed while they were in the area. One of the calf’s tried tugging at the plastic bag on top of the garbage can so I made a noise to scare it away, it worked. Then they were gone walking on down east of Buster’s left side and it is not even nine o’clock.

Busy work day with workers coming in for piping and pipeline work after a weekend off.

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