Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Last one?

Unless I get a fall crop - this could be the last tomato of the year.  Time to try to root some cuttings.  84,89,73,0,B

Tuesday, June 29, 2021



79,89,72, .04",B

Monday, June 28, 2021

claw casting

80,90,75, .20",B

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Evil Out Here...Part IV

Six thousand years of human history exhibit that we very quickly absorb the course of the world around us and lose our innocence, becoming self-centered and deceived like everybody else - Revelation 12:9.  The vast majority in this world is utterly unaware that they are in bondage to Satan - so unaware that most would scoff if told so. Even if informed through the preaching of the gospel,  they do not fully grasp either the extent or the importance of these factors unless God draws them by opening their eyes spiritually - John 6:44-45.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

net zero day

Supply run to Alpine.  Sold 5 skulls and 4 claws in town.  That paid for 2 weeks of groceries and a month supply of hay for Ben.  83,104,82,0,B

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

One hot house finch...

Got the webcam set up on the latest occupied nest.  Gonna be really hot for 3 more days.  Hope the eggs are OK and they hatch after it cools off a bit.  91,101,79,0,B 

Monday, June 21, 2021

out of the dross...


Remelted 1580 grams of dross collected from previous castings and reclaimed 709 grams of clean bronze for future castings.  80,107,89,0,B

Sunday, June 20, 2021

if we live in the spirit...

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New item for the tourists...

Killing claw in bronze from the dinosaur Deinonychus antirrhopus.   This species which could grow up to 11 ft. long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period about 115 - 108 million years ago.  Fossils have been recovered in Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Oklahoma.  89,96,76,0,B 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

3 good ones...

Getting too hot for my monster 3 year old tomato plant to produce much more this year - just plucked three of the best tomatoes for this season.  92,98,79,0,B  

Monday, June 14, 2021

Guest of Honor

Eva Langevin of Grub Shack fame stopped by for a visit today.  It's been 7 years since she moved away from the area.  92,101,77,0,B

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021


John Waters dropped off another newspaper vending box and removed the locks on both.  Doing some repairs on the coin mechanisms.  Not sure what I am going to do with these... 101,107,81,0,B

Thursday, June 10, 2021

low tech heat press...

I found that the secret to consistent results heat transferring an etching stencil to the back of the sugar skulls is pressure.  101,108, 84,0,C

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

solar shower season

Drained the tank on the solar shower today to empty out the crud inside that was clogging it up.  100,104,79,0,B

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Pandemic Saturday


(except for those who are still dying)

Friday, June 4, 2021

that storm...


Thursday, June 3, 2021

a little pump action

It has been over 2 years since I have been able to pump out of the arroyo.  Had a feeling I would be getting a chance soon so two days ago I changed the oil and drained the old gas out of the trash pump and made sure it would fire right up when I needed it.  I needed it this afternoon.  Was able to tank 2,000 gallons while the creek was running.  66,88,66, .375",B

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

seems like...


...we are in afternoon thunderstorm season.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021