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, June 25, 2011
So the gist is...a cow chewed cables from 9 solar panels and the above ground portion of my phone line behind the house last night. She also did a number on an unplugged extension cord nearby. Did a quick patch on the phone line but the modem was dead - borrowed one from a neighbor until I get a replacement. Cut and patched the damaged solar panel cables and barricaded the area until I can get them better protected.
Chuck hooked me up with some new phone cable and I replaced the entire run. Snaked it through underground piping that goes from the box to the house but a portion is still cow-vulnerable until I run it directly into the house off the NW corner. 105,113,68,0,B