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
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Met up with my buddy JLP (frequent blog commenter) and Sandra at the GrubShack for breakfast...then the tour. Three generations of longhorns on hand - Benita, Beatrice, and Penelope. I really enjoy showing long time readers the spread. Although we have just met for the first time - it's like we are old friends.
Afternoon tour for my friend Stephen King (not the writer). He is the Odessa branch manager for Mueller Steel in Odessa. http://www.muellerinc.com/ He has been following the progress at TFL since my first purchase. Really glad he had a chance to come down and see their products as I have put them to use in real life. I really gotta hand it to Mueller - they are VERY customer friendly.
Did my "new cow" routine this afternoon to try and bond with Penelope. Being so young, she doesn't quite get what range feed is yet but I finally managed to scratch behind her ears so I think she knows now that I'm OK. She also figured out that my house is a good place to scratch her chin.
Late shift in the shade and I was back in the thick of it chopping out more rock on the NE end of the greenhouse. Been rather labor slack lately so I figured it was time for some hard work - just to get it out of the way. 82,91,42,0,B