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, January 2, 2013
Carl and his dad...
Ben the builder (with Vanessa and Grace) came out today and he got the chance to give Carl a hug. Ben is the one that brought Carl out here. (Carl attacked him earlier - I guess he forgot about his former life in Fredericksburg) I see a family resemblance. Ben helped me shuffle some plants into the "warm corner" of the greenhouse. Got started on the frame to hang plastic for an extra layer of protection there but ran out of daylight so I hope they all huddle up together.
Plants I hope to get through the winter are: 2 date palms, meyer lemon, canna, banana, pineapple guava, 2 avocados, pomegranate, lettuce, tomato, orange, grapefruit, apricot, peach, swiss chard, beet, blueberry, hibiscus. The next two days will be a real test - 80% chance of precip tomorrow with a high of only 40°....might even get some snow! 42,58,37,0,B,0