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, April 18, 2011
Forgot to post the latest photo from the Waterboxx experiment. Went and checked the field on Saturday. A couple of new sprouts happening, a few weeds taking hold, a critter dug under #4 looking for the moisture, and #27 is still the champ. Prepped 8 TFL palo verde seedlings for transplant into my own Waterboxx test to be placed on the north side of the greenhouse.
Monitored the chest freezer conversion for a couple of hours today. Seems fairly consistent with the compressor running about 9 minutes every hour and a half. The temperature inside the partially loaded fridge fluctuates between 33 and 40 degrees. Inside house temperature got up to 75 degrees today with a high of 100 outside. Pepino II still performing well with last years pad still inside. Since my thermometer is mounted outside with the temp sensor located inside where the air first comes out of the swamp cooler - the readings are reversed. From the photo - 97.7 is the outside temp in the shade on my front porch...69.5 is the air temp coming out of the swamp cooler into the house. 82,100,51,0,B