Yearly Archives: 2009
Bernie and mule Polly on the Road
Outside Hope, New Mexico
Welcome to RiverEarth.com. While the latest adventure, the “Lost Sea Expedition” is complete, there’s plenty going on at RiverEarth.com. here’s what’s keeping us busy now the Canada to Mexico mule wagon trek is completed…
The Lost Sea
75-million years ago
The goal of the Lost Sea Expedition was to travel the seabed of the Mediterranean-sized sea that covered the Great Plains 75-million years ago. Just me and a hearty mule named Polly pulling a small wagon filled with recording gear.
The Completed Lost Sea Expedition Route
The voyage began in Neptune, Saskatchewan. That’s about the only thing that went according to plan. What was supposed to be a 6-month trip spanned 2 calendar years.… Continue reading
Last week, I spoke of what I’ve come to refer as the Bull ‘n Lime incident. That’s were a bull chased me onto my wagon pursuing Polly’s last flake of alfalfa hay.
The Bull ‘n Lime Incident
Russel Gap, New Mexico
Here to explain how hay, whiskey and limes almost brought the Lost Sea Expedition to an early close is Trent Loos. Trent is the host of the daily “Loos Tales” radio program. For the past 2 years, we’ve been… Continue reading
Self portrait of Bernie’s new bull escape technique
South of Hope, New Mexico
This week, mule Polly and I worked on our bull escape technique. It involves whiskey, limes and alfalfa hay. The story is coming.
Coming out of the Guadeloupes
Crow Flats, New Mexico
In the meantime click here for some hill thoughts….
The Hands That Feed America
Ever wonder how the hands look that grow your food? Then have a listen to Manual and Daniel explain why they’re not smooth and pretty … Also, there’s still time to get a piece of the Lost Sea Expedition, straight off the wagon, before it’s all over…
Traveling by mule wagon across the Great Plains, under what used to be a 1000-foot deep sea, it’s hard to imagine what the vanished marine inhabitants looked like. Still, given what I have on hand, one mule and some photos of a mosasaur skull, I’ll try. Today, we’ll look at the mosasaur’s head, in particuler, the structure of its mouth.
Polly on the Lost Sea seabed
Lake Alma, Saskatchewan, Canada
To review, the mosasaur was a marine lizard that swam… Continue reading
Hitching-up-time (but not much longer)
Outside Artesia, New Mexico
Holy wagon tongue Pilgrims, it’s happening! Yep, together, we’ve traveled 2500 miles, 13 months, through 10 states and 4 seasons. We’ve cooked Kansas rattlesnakes , slogged through snow and gone down a mosasaur’s throat. And now our Canada to Mexico wagon voyage is coming to an end.
Mexico is coming into view. From here in Artesia, New Mexico it’s under 200 miles, or 4 weeks by wagon, away.
200 miles from… Continue reading