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
Sunday, March 20, 2011
French overnighters left...Maria the botanist arrived. We made the rounds to some of the recent blooms I spotted on the Terlingua Creek Cat's Eye plant. She carried on with her research while I went over the instructions for the garden cam she brought out. Set it up for a test today and found it needs to be tweaked a bit. Loaded the software tonight and programmed the flash drive for the camera.
Just in the last couple of days - the desert has been greening up with just the equinox heat and no water. Can't help but think these plants are pumping out their last reserves just to get some buds growing. Transplanted a store bought tomato plant into a bucket of dung'n'dirt. First official vegetable of the unfinished greenhouse. Made a run over to the waterboxx experiment and found no evidence yet of sprouts but all the tubs are still filled with water.
The Panther Mountain Clan left today and dropped off their leftover food and a Javelina head. Had an endless sunset tonight. 78,92,57,0,C