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).
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Gave a great deal of thought this morning to the gutter situation. The trick is to keep 51' of length at just the right slope so gravity will do the work. 3 hours at the GrubShack rendered project enlightenment. Decided on the truss gutter mounts while basking in conversation with the Terlingua Ranch Illuminati. Just the parts I need are in the steel skeleton crate that my go kart arrived in over 2 years ago. Got one up and mounted and clear to go for the other 11. Wish I had thought of this before mounting the north side....will set these in place for the south side first to assure perfect pitch. Two more days of chilly weather coming in but nothing like the last blast. Cutting and welding the other mounts is the perfect cool weather activity. Rounded out the day by setting up a new batch of Kombucha....I got scobys growing out of control. Benita got the deluxe treatment today. 59,78,24,0,B