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
Friday, January 20, 2012
all day project...
Well...I didn't think it would take all day to finish the winch hookup, but it kinda did. First thing - I needed some bits to bolt it all together which prompted another trip down south to Bee Mountain Hardware and an excuse for another Cafe breakfast. Found a home under the hood for everything and snaked the wires around away from all the hot'n'moving parts of the engine. Plugged in the remote and it winched! The goal of course is to never have to pull myself out of a bind since I have yet to get stuck out here in 4 years. Will save this new capability for the less prepared, which happens often out here...and I will only charge half what the local towing service does.
Meanwhile, back in critterville - had a full day of longhorn, burro and rabbits. Dennis spent half the day snacking on top of a bale of alfalfa. Might just have to set up a bed of alfalfa sprouts for the rabbits once the greenhouse gets going - they will be allowed in the courtyard but I won't have to worry about them eating my food since all the growing beds will be out of their reach. 63,80,32,0,B