Thursday, October 30, 2014

cooked


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

on the back burner

I realized once I had mentioned pasteurizing my rain water - it must be time to finish up the solar oven project I started over 2 1/2 years ago.  Lots of things got put on hold when Ben came along.  Got some new reflectors mounted and did a quick test: 200° in late afternoon low sun without the glass cover.  Gonna finish it off tomorrow and try my hand at solar oven cooking again after a long hiatus.  74,82,52,0,B

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

water

Supply run to Alpine today.  All stocked up now as to avoid the chili cook off madness down south.  The grocery store had a really good sale on bottle water so I took the bait.  Would feel guilty about all those plastic bottles if I wasn't fairly certain that the recycling center in Alpine actually recycles them - but it still seems silly and a huge waste of resources.  Got me to thinking about something that TFL visitors always ask me:  How do you filter your rainwater?  My answer almost 7 years into this project has always been...I don't - yet.  My Georgia hillbilly friend Ronald Nelson has often suggested that I try some ceramic dome filters so I ordered some today to "field test".  Most of these type filters are good for about 3000 gallons of water.  My intake is is less than a gallon a day so one filter could last over 8 years especially since I will be filtering relatively clear rainwater as opposed to dirty swamp water.  Adding a simple heat pasteurization step before filtering would guarantee no bugaboos in my belly.  72,79,57,0,B  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Builtrite

My west hill neighbors came out over the weekend and got a good start on their getaway hut.  Nice job on the steel and concrete in just two days.

First round of chili-head visitors dropped by today.  The crowds are starting to pour into the area for the cook off.  79,89,54,0,B

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Show us the father...

1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time.  If we love one another, Got dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment:  because as He is, so are we in this world.

John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?  He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Everest


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Friday, October 24, 2014