Friday, May 31, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Aaron update...

From Aaron's mother on Facebook:  Aaron was released from Cho Ray Hospital last Friday in Vietnam where he has spent over 8 weeks.  We just finished up our exit arrangements...taking care of visa and passport issues and are flying back to the states via Manila.  Aaron is heading to a nice beach town in Florida where he is going to continue his recovery.  People here have NO idea how lucky we are to have the type of healthcare we have in the states.  72,97,89,0,B

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Finally some rain?

A little rain prep. Took awhile, but I finally got the ol' water pump started in case I get a rain event that allows me to pump extra water out of the arroyo. I have two 3,000 gallon tanks waiting for a refill. It has been 2 years since I had enough sudden rain to do this.  A fast half inch will cause the arroyo to run for about an hour which is enough time to fill a 3,000 gallon tank with this pump.  89,99,65,0,B

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

but we shall all be changed...

1 Corinthians 15: 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

new doves update...

The hatchlings are sprouting feathers...

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pepino News

Years ago when I first built Pepino (my 12VDC swamp cooler), I bought a bunch of greenhouse evaporative cooler pads for it. After a lot of trial and error, I found this type of pad works best for my application.  Been noticing that last years pad just isn't cooling like it should so I used the last new chunk I had on hand to replace it. That made a 10° cooling difference.  Ordered a new slab that should cover me for the next three years. Each replacement requires a 12" piece.  76,105,93,0,B  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bought and paid for...

1 Corinthians 6: 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

BLT time soon...

22 tomatoes in various stages of development on my plants.  The first one I spotted is finally starting to turn red.  65,90,83,0,W

Friday, May 17, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ben waiting for breakfast...

Ben just stares at the house until I come out to feed him in the morning.  I think he uses his horns to send me telepathic messages.  The only time he moos is when I am late giving him his range cubes for dessert in the evening.  72,99,89,0,C

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2 down...

...2 to go.  11 bags for these two posts.  Video Friday.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Field Lab Followers...

Hand a great visit yesterday with Sam, Derrick, and Dennis.  They seem to have all been carefully following the blog for years and very well might be able to win a Field Lab Blog Trivia Contest if I ever get around to posting one...  84,93,54,0,C

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

let no man despise thee...

Titus 2: 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ever Changing Focus

Today I came across a YouTube channel that came in very handy.  I decided to do a search on how to repair airstream windows and came across Miller Garage.  They had a great series on all the steps involved.  Last time I did a search for that (about 6 years ago), I found very limited information.  Checking out some more of their content, I found they were shifting direction in their lives - but seemed to be concerned about their shift and how it may affect their channel and social media.  This blog has shifted direction over the years and often people complain that I am no longer true to my "original vision".  One thing I like to point out is that my online life is a diary - not a dialog.  I found their Facebook page and offered the following:  Thanks for that series on rebuilding Airstream windows. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time with my old Airstream. As for your channel and lives changing focus - don't give it a second thought and don't worry about losing followers (I am a new subscriber and I don't subscribe to very many channels). I have lived off the grid for 11 years near Terlingua, TX and at first I was all gung ho on all aspects of off grid and "sustainable living". I have been doing a daily blog for 10 years since moving to the desert and I am no longer focused solely on all things off grid. We all change and (hopefully) evolve and when someone who follows you feels "betrayed" if things change - they seriously need to get a life. I have had a YouTube channel for 13 years, but just started concentrating on it at the beginning of 2018 - posting 2 videos a week. I do it for myself...not for my "viewers". I don't try to appear as if I am friends with them to develop some kind of false personal relationship - contrary to what YouTube says you need to do in order to have a successful channel. If people like my content...great! If they don't...they are free to watch whatever they want. I don't concentrate on producing content consistent with one particular view or lifestyle because I have a lot of different interests and they are always changing. For me - living a life worth talking about is much more satisfying than sitting around watching what others do - and trying to entertain a group of people who are watchers instead of doers is a losing game.  83,91,53,0,W

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

new eggs

The dove nest that was vacated a week ago has two new occupants waiting to hatch...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

company coming... I cleaned house today.  

Friday, May 3, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


video Friday...