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
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Was just about ready to prep the forms for the next pour...when a couple of guys came walking up to the house. They got their truck stuck in the sand SW of me down by Terlingua Creek. This is a contractor that was checking out a small cabin that he has been hired to move. Exploring the area in the outback turned out to be a bad idea. They had to walk 3.5 miles to get to TFL. Some cable and a comealong and they were free to go.
Roasted a chicken in the solar oven for 5 1/2 hours today. It just finished cooking when a dust storm hit. Seems we are in for a gusty night and a bit of a cold front rolling in. Explorers rescued, a hot chicken, Mr. Buddy Heater, and a trial subscription to Amazon Prime (free shipping on orders and plenty of downloadable entertainment) - I'm ready to hunker down for the night. 64,88,44,0,W