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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). YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFieldLab Daily live streams at https://www.youtube.com/thefieldlab/live John Wellshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12783305402239706779noreply@blogger.comBlogger3752125
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hammer time...

Sat, 2018/12/15 - 3:09pm
Sure, I have a nail gun...but nothing like a 25 oz California framing hammer - milled face, straight rip claw, 14" hickory handle.  52,61,29,0,B
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a friday night film

Fri, 2018/12/14 - 4:29pm
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so many numbers...

Thu, 2018/12/13 - 3:27pm
44,50,50,0,W
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minty fresh...

Wed, 2018/12/12 - 4:17pm
Last silver order of the year.  Prepping once ounce fine silver open pour rounds for stamping next week.  56,65,46,0,C
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still sloppy...

Tue, 2018/12/11 - 3:44pm
Made it out today - but just barely.  This stretch is the worst with deep ruts and wet clay.  53,61,45,0,C
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2018/12/10 - 11:04am
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one mind and one mouth

Sun, 2018/12/09 - 2:57pm
Romans 15:1  We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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after the rain

Sat, 2018/12/08 - 4:43pm
Had 1.20" of rain over the past 36 hours.  Checked the new road and job site by drone today and happy to see it didn't all wash away.  47,54,42, .10", C
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a friday night film

Fri, 2018/12/07 - 3:26pm
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a little rain?

Thu, 2018/12/06 - 4:10pm
Hoping this happens...I need to see how the road and job site hold up to some rain.  54,60,42,0,C
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The Virtual Builder

Wed, 2018/12/05 - 4:05pm
Have yet to cut any wood or drive any nails - but I have "virtually" assembled this little house 5 times already - making sure all the measurements are right and all the components fit together. Just about done with the final revision. Going to great lengths with this in order for a fast build and perhaps plans for sale in the future.  49,58,39,0,B
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a day of silver...

Tue, 2018/12/04 - 3:45pm
58,64,37,0,C
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2018/12/03 - 12:56pm
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blessed and humble

Sun, 2018/12/02 - 1:39pm

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Floor Joists

Sat, 2018/12/01 - 3:12pm
64,70,41,0,W
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a friday night film

Fri, 2018/11/30 - 2:55pm
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Tools

Thu, 2018/11/29 - 2:23pm
It was a very good day.  I found my nail guns - and they are about to come in very handy.  Been 15 years since I cracked open these cases... 67,79,40,0,B
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quick fix...

Wed, 2018/11/28 - 5:39pm
Had to leave early this morning for a day in Alpine so I showered last night.  Was all ready to clean off 3 weeks of stink and discovered my on demand hot water heater was spraying water everywhere but on me.  Seems I forgot to drain it and it sat out over a couple of nights of below freezing temperatures...and one of the coils burst.  The leak was easy to find once I took the cover off.  Jumped into "fix it quick" mode and soldered the crack.  Took all of 15 minutes to do the repair and get back to my much needed shower.  62,76,42,0,C
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It's all in the details...

Tue, 2018/11/27 - 3:10pm
59,70,33,0,B
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2018/11/26 - 10:53am
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