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 have a good life going there, Mr. Wells. I enjoy your sharing the great creativity with us. Thanks much!R Small
So seldom seen, I miss green.Your place is impressive.The black tanks are like soldiers.Ben will be the biggest yet.
You have sure done a lot since we visited you. You sure put a lot sweat and thought into The Field Lab.
What some people do now realize all of that was accomplished was done by one person you done good.It has been a pleasure watching it come together!
Look at that grass! who wouldda thunk the desert could green up like that. Beatrice and company are very happy. (She looks like her momma)
Yep, that grass in the desert looks great. I hope the longhorns are enjoying it. It's good to see the gang all here. I hope they got some treats from uncle John.
that's almost green enough to make me think you could have heard this modified Field of Dreams conversation:Benita: Is this heaven? John Wells: It's Texas. Benita: Texas? I could have sworn this was heaven. [Benita starts to walk away] John Wells: Is there a heaven? Benita: Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true. [John looks around, seeing Ben playing with Carl & the bunnies near the greenhouse] John Wells: Maybe this is heaven. it's a picture to keep in your mind...still a ways from the consuming green of IN!
Good looking Longhorns, John. I know they are not yours, but it must be nice having such beautiful animals around.
John, I wondered about this when I saw the tin covering TFL, and looking at that pic really has to be known. How hard was it to arch the corragated panels over the frame you built, since the panels ribs (valleys) are parallel to the arches? Did you know how much curve to build into their bend before you started, or was it just luck?
LL...I decided on the radius of the arched roof knowing that a lighter guage / shallow corragated panel would work easily. (I tested a piece on the the very first truss I made) I assumed that the heavier guage panels would work and I got lucky. I didn't know for sure until I put the first panel up after the whole roofing support system was in place. I had to attach one end then pull the other end down and hold it with clamps while I put in the screws. Don't think the roofing I used could have curved much more.
Almost looks like you photo shopped the green in. Green in the desert! Kinda makes up for last year.
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