Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wind but no rain

Started off the day preoccupied with a 50% chance of rain by night fall. As usual, any chance of rain seems to "cloud" my mind all day. Installed my new plumbing line off the SHWH to provide me with a faucet at waist level. Holding my dinner dishes up to the shower head wasn't really working for me. Also installed my digital thermometer sensor to give me a reading on the water temperature. In the photo - the top temp is the ambient air temp and the bottom one is the water temp. Cooked a Cornish game hen in the solar oven today - gifted it to Chuck and Kathy for part of there normal freezer to microwave dinner meal. I don't have much room to talk as most of my meals still come out of a can.

Good sunny/warm/breezy day all day. Beatrice, Guillermo, and Clive were here from about 8AM till 5PM. Pretty funny to watch a big ol' longhorn get sleepy. I got quite a lot of dung to shovel up from the visits I've had over the last week or so. At around 6:45PM, 20 more longhorns showed up for a snack just as the sky was getting dark and I was preparing for rain. I lured them to the end of my driveway with half a bale of alfalfa and some range feed. Ermengard came back to the house a little later but got spooked by the high winds and took off like a bat out of hell. We had good gusty conditions tonight but just a spit of rain. My wind turbines were getting a workout with gusts of 35 - 40 mph....they were all making noises I hadn't heard yet. Seems to be calming down out there now at 8:30. Back to another sunny day tomorrow.

3 comments:

MsBelinda said...

I am just amazed at all the work you have put into this shower, and it shows!!

timetraveler said...

Now I know why you encourage those longhorns. They are your personal manure factory! I am sure nothing goes to waste.

Getting out... said...

You have probably already know the maximum wind speed for you wind generators but if not...
I lost one off the back of a sailboat once.