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
Thursday, February 9, 2012
nuthin' but sun today...
...so much for our rain forecast. Finished closing in the "porch" on the east side - more polycarbonate and some roofing that I pre cut months ago.
Something from my JD spicy salad mix seeds I planted has gone to flower. Had to check what was in the seed packet and compare the plant to some google images. 28%Black Seeded Simpson, 17% ea Green & Red Salad Bowl. 12% Marvel of Four Seasons, 11%Bibb, 7%Arugula, 5%Curled Cress, 3%Mizuna. Searched the whole list...turns out it is Mizuna.
There just might be the first TFL longhorn arrival of 2012 out there somewhere. Benita has had a new friend hanging out with her for about 2 weeks. I named her Mao. She was starting to show signs of dropping a calf soon. Mao disappeared 2 days ago but showed up late tonight really hungry and afterbirth hangin out of her. It has been my experience that the mamas tend to park their newborns in a safe spot and head out looking for food. Hope she brings the new critter in to visit soon. 58,69,30,0,B