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).
You can dehydrate those squashes!!! Or make solar zucchini bread.
What kind of skull is that in the background?
liteluvr...solar succhini bread is on the list.hey ratgirls....thought you might notice that. it's a javalina.
Great job John! I have been following your blog for a few months now. you have inspired me. I to love the desert. I'm from Arizona and i pretty much go hiking for up to 10 hours one day a week .I love the piece and quit the desert gives.With everything your doing there helps me realize my dreams were not to far fetched. I hope you prosper there. Keep up the good work.
Hi, again. lol
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I’m not real familiar with green houses so excuse my question if it’s just stupid. How do you calculate based on plants how much water per day the green house needs to function?. I’m guessing if you fill it up with all kinds of vegetation like the squash and tomato’s, the demand for water becomes perhaps the most important you have. With what I’ve seen if you’re a little late watering the plants show it quickly. This makes the engineering of saving the 90,000 gallons that might flow through the property with short notice a real issue. LGI sells twin 90,000 tanks but they’re pretty expensive. http://www.lgiinc.com/storage_tanks_project.html and then there’s underground systems like the watercache http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwKDVzh1cs. Or do you try to utilize the natural valley and build a second attempt at a bigger engineered damn?
Hydroponic Veggie's require 1/10 the water to produce that regular field grown veggie's do.
yes hydroponics use less water but need chemicals .If you utilize Aquaponics then you eliminate the need of chemicals and just use the natural fertilizer the fish give out plus you are growing a good supply of fish as well
Those plant containers look heavy. I bet they were hard to move. I'm trying to envision the jungle in there, also. Looks great so far.
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