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, October 8, 2011
Took a walk around the estate this morning...found a new plant. Pretty sure I got a positive ID on it thanks to Debi Cates. http://debicates.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html Chopped one open hoping for the inside of a mini watermelon. Ran some errands down south and prepped for the 50% chance of rain late tonight. The doppler shows most of the front moving off way east of me but 50/50 always gets my attention.
Rounded out plant day by finally starting a batch of creosote essential oil. (thanks for reminding me Ratgirls) This method involves using almond oil to suck the scent out of the sap. Next up, an alcohol based extraction method for a tincture. Might try Everclear first because organic super booze is pretty expensive. http://organicalcohol.com/ 76,96,64,0,B