Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty).
Monday, August 2, 2010
Nice and cool 68 degrees when I got up this morning. Headed out early and got the 4 middle sections of roofing up on the north side. Temps rose quickly and I was dripping by the time I finished. Wanted to get these done first - all the rest will be much easier since I can work off the containers.
Quit at 11 and showered off.
Decided to make an Alpine run today since it was gonna be a hot one. There is grass growing everywhere out here now. Lots of longhorns in my front yard all morning and I passed this group on the way out. The cowbirds seem to enjoy the perch at my entrance.
Stocked up on essentials and had a nice long visit with Bennett Jones and his daughter Lydia. Their garden is doing quite well. Lots of solar food and solar electricity pumping into their house. 91,102,68,0,C
Special note: Jerry and Eva of GrubShack fame both took first place at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge Ice Cream Crank Off for two of their specialty ice cream flavors - Chocolate and (my favorite) Monkey Shack. Yet another good reason to visit the GrubShack.