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, November 26, 2011
Nice and sunny and calm when I headed north this morning. About half way to Alpine, I ran into the cold front. Wind, clouds and cooler temps. Hit Johnson Feed and McCoys first. Swung by the Farmers Market and only one table left up there - my friends Mark and Debbie. Bought a jar of organic mustard relish. Had lunch at La Yarda with my buddy Paul who is camping in the Davis Mountains this weekend. Too cold to dine outside so we hunkered down inside the Murphy St. Raspa Co. It was a very good lunch!
By the time I got home the winds were really blowing out here with a bit of a dust storm. Too chilly to do any outside work - so I unpacked the goods and got a head start on my Sunday house cleaning. Just after sunset, David (the payphone master) showed up to install the new phone. He gave me some parts for the final hookup which I will do tomorrow. In for a freeze tonight so I covered the tomato plants and brought the lettuce and chard inside for a slumber party. 44,55,39,0,W