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). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Monday, October 25, 2010
Another day too nice to spend mixing concrete - but I just couldn't put it off any longer. Jumped into the pour this afternoon. Walter gets a raise today. He selflessly churned without even a burp for the duration of the mixathon. 2.5 hours, 25 bags of concrete, 25 gallons of water, 2208.5 lbs moved by hand. That's only 14.74lbs per minute but I'm sure I will feel it tomorrow.
Big boost in the mail today. Although I am months away from actually planting anything in the greenhouse - I have been thinking about what to grow. Taking advice from some good friends. Got my superfood seeds from Blackbird Naturals. Wild and organic seeds to start the food flow. A great selection and outstanding packaging (I love little wooden boxes and tiny tins).