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).
Thursday, June 20, 2013
your feed dollars at work
Bought the first official feed for the boys today with ingot money. They have a nice big round bale coming this weekend. Thank you again for helping feed Ben and Bud.
Mixed up a magic potion to tan the snakeskin from the recent kill. I learned this from the rattlesnake hunters that came out last year for the film shoot. Three equal parts - distilled water, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol. Soak for 3 days then stretch out to dry. I finished off the skin from last year with some Bick 4 Leather Conditioner before I mailed it to Ben Fogle back in England.
Kinda missed my Ebay sterling searches so I checked out some recent listings - found a deal too good to pass up. Got over a pound and a half of soup spoons for a future project....perhaps some sterling coins.
Carl and the girls got their favorite dinner tonight...shredded cabbage and carrots with quinoa.