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, March 28, 2011
Just in the past week - the mesquite has sprouted leaves and flowers. Nice to see the sudden patches of green pop up on the brown landscape. Had another cow day here today which included another big chew on the IP cam wire so one of my web cams is down yet again. Got a 25' tower/observation platform on the drawing board for that cam so the gnawed wire scheme is soon to be a thing of the past.
My very first hand feeder longhorn is back in the neighborhood after a many months long absence - Beatrice, Benita's daughter. She has a new calf this year which I have named Penelope after the writer of the NYTimes piece. Little P is getting used to me and soon I hope to have her eating out of my hand.
My buddy David (make sure to check out his blog http://terlinguabound.blogspot.com/ ) told me this morning at the GS that the Marcums were out working on their place . This is the couple I performed the wedding for at TFL over a year ago - and they are still married. I took the Knob Creek over to crack open for a mid-afternoon adult cold beverage.
Worked in the shipping and handling department today boxing up the recent Benita Mug orders. Thanks for supporting TFL by purchasing the postcard sets and Benita mugs. BTW - the mug orders include an extra treat. 80,90,44,0,B