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
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Still winding down after the press schmooze fest. Sleep interrupted last night by heavy winds out of the north from 2 - 5AM. 20 - 40mph gusts. Broke away to Alpine for most of the day to stock up on solar oven parts and such. Today's "BEST BUY" are hinges from True Value Hardware. If you are ever in the market for good/beefy fixed pin steel hinges - check out the welding section in your local True Value Hardware Store. I reckon these are a "steal" because they don't have screw holes in them.
Made the usual rounds - Johnson Feed, McCoys, Big Bend Telephone, The Cheshire Cat, Grub. Didn't have to swing by Bennett's house since I ran into him at the gun counter at the hardware store. On the way home, I stopped to photograph the spot where the latest big brush fire brushed the edge of HYW 118. The Cienega Mountain fire scorched over 8,000 acres before finally giving up. 53,67,46,0,W
Side note: Benita's 23rd birthday comes up a month from today - If you are so inclined...please mail a birthday card to her for the Field Lab archives:
Benita c/o John Wells
2500 Mailbox Rd.
Alpine, TX 79830