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, September 12, 2013
an undone task...done
Long ago I put up on my website that I was going to build a pyramid to mark the grave of my trusty ol' dog Goldie. Coyotes almost dug her up the morning after I buried her, so her grave has been marked all this time with just some concrete reinforcing wire and some rocks to keep the critters out. A couple of years ago, I decided that a raised bed for plants would be a better option to mark her spot. Since I moved that pile of wood chips yesterday - I figured it was about time I built the raised bed (projects here tend to have a domino effect). It took half a day and a lot of rocks to build a 9' diameter / 20" tall wall of stone. Gonna let the chips age and build soil till next year before I decide on what to plant in there.
While I was gathering my rocks, I disrupted the home of a salamander. I took her picture while she checked me out from her foyer then put her rock porch roof back. Her name is Sally. 80,90,68,0,B,0