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, April 16, 2011
Katie Dunn came out with her production assistant (Bert, her mom) to begin some interviews for what might become a documentary about off grid living in the SW Texas desert. After the grand tour and a gruelling Q&A session, I introduced her to several other good friends I have made out here that are following the same path.
Plugged the new chest freezer into one of my systems (I have 3 isolated solar charging systems) to check it out. Did a test and ran it for about an hour and the dang thing got real cold without a dent in the power supply.
Some of the rainbow cactus that I rescued from longhorn damage are starting to bloom. First couple of Palo Verde are sprouting nicely as well. 80,93,46,0,B