Saturday, March 31, 2012
Had a great visit today from friends I met 3 years ago at the Living With Nature Festival in Marathon. Charles and Candace from Alpine finally came out for a first visit and donated a small compost bin....and some beer.
www.sunpumper.com in Odessa sent me a sweet timer circuit for my upcoming misting experiment.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Frankenstein Friday at TFL. Solar powered radiator fan, an Agrometer from knife maker R. Brooks( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growing-degree_day ), and an upside down bean plant thanks to a Topsy Turvy tomato planter from Aunt Kathy. 80,92,51,0,B
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Got more plants in the mail today - a dwarf fig and a coffee plant to experiment with.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
On and off day digging up misting info. I have this pump http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_357081_357081
that someone gave me a couple of years ago to experiment with....can get hose and misting nozzles in Alpine. The goal is to come up with an intermittent system that will make an acceptable difference in the courtyard using only 10 gallons per day.
Figured out why Carl has been spending most of the day inside the woo room - there is a mirror in there. He spends a lot of time just standing in front of it. A cactus rescue from last year has some nice new pads sprouting out.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Some guzzlers dumped around me but nothing at TFL. Got my order of new swamp cooler pads - soon it will be time to put the Pepino II back into operation. Working up some movable shade for the courtyard (and its not even hot yet) and looking into some 12V misting systems like this one to help control temperature and humidity... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbScr3EKWjo 70,89,53,0,B
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Started off with a power breakfast at the GrubShack - The Bob Special: GS trademark potatoes with salsa, bacon, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg on top...with wheat toast. Had an early visit from my (and now Carl's) friend Chris Cobb.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Just about worn out all the trails....Benita done hid herself good. Had a nice surprise late today - Benita's daughter Beatrice came in with her latest calf....the legend lives on.
An unannounced visitor came by this afternoon with her out of control dog. Carl almost bit the dust. Fortunately, he is just a a little freaked out and a few feathers short of a full load. The visitor is no longer welcome at TFL. She knows there is livestock here and I have warned her before. Irresponsible pet owners really piss me off. 59,74,34,0,B
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012