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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.comBlogger3628125
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2018/08/13 - 10:12am
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fear?

Sun, 2018/08/12 - 1:59pm
I recently got this in a daily devotional that I subscribe to.  I think this was an odd combination to include together.  I am not a big fan of fear scriptures...

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a little water...

Sat, 2018/08/11 - 3:20pm
It has been almost a year since I got enough rain at once for the arroyo to run'n'pump. My creek tanks are pretty low after all that time. Just bagged 2,900 gallons.  Video coming Monday.  68,74,69, .65",C
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a friday night film

Fri, 2018/08/10 - 2:46pm
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throwback thursday...

Thu, 2018/08/09 - 8:09am
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back to basics...

Wed, 2018/08/08 - 1:28pm
Took a break from baking silver today for a batch of solar oven croissants for a local customer.  Note: silver skull orders start going out in the mail tomorrow... 92,98,75,0,C
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Casting a silver ring...

Tue, 2018/08/07 - 1:51pm
First try at ring making.  Casting it is the (relatively) easy part.  Finishing and polishing it is quite another story.  Video of the casting coming Friday.  89,96,71,0,B
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2018/08/06 - 10:13am
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the length of days...

Sun, 2018/08/05 - 1:58pm
Job 12:9  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?  10  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 11  Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?  12  With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. 13  With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.  
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fine silver skulls for sale...

Sat, 2018/08/04 - 5:02pm
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a friday night film

Fri, 2018/08/03 - 3:11pm
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throwback thursday...

Thu, 2018/08/02 - 9:32am
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the silver bug...

Wed, 2018/08/01 - 3:50pm
Got a great 2fer deal off ebay.  Ordered a skull mold and got a hobo nickel mold instead.  The seller told me to keep the wrong mold (even though I offered to return it) and he would send out the correct skull mold right away.  The skull mold will cast with one troy ounce of silver.  The hobo nickel will be 2 - 3 ounces.  It is an enlarged replica of a famous design.   As soon as I find out how well these castings work out using 999 fine silver, I will be offering them for sale in limited/numbered editions.  92,97,64,0,B    
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SOLD

Tue, 2018/07/31 - 4:07pm
Been posting my 18' trailer for sale on Facebook the past couple of weeks and nobody responded.  Made some old school flyers late last week and tacked them up at the post office and the Motor Inn Café.  At the last minute, I decided to also put one in the laundromat as well.  Got a call from someone in the laundromat on Sunday afternoon and they came out and bought the trailer yesterday.  77,82,73,0,W
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2018/07/30 - 10:10am
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bearing false witness...

Sun, 2018/07/29 - 4:09pm
So I am torn today...  I noticed this morning that my YouTube channel was suddenly getting a lot of new subscribers.  It wasn't until this afternoon that I learned why.  One of my "Facebook friends" notified me she saw my video "the birthday brushing" on a wackjob conspiracy website she subscribes to.   I went to their YouTube channel and there was my video with over 4,000 views and over 100 comments so far today.  I also noticed that while they had given me credit for the video, they had monetized the views it gets for their channel.  Their wackjob conspiracy site has almost 400,000 subscribers (there are A LOT of conspiracy nuts out there).  I sent them a message that while I appreciated the share - I did not appreciate the fact that they did not contact me first and that they were getting income from views of my video on their channel.  So here is the dilemma.  Do I allow them to make money off my video in return for more subscribers?  The problem is - wackjobs are not really my target audience and most of their channel content is complete bullshit conspiracy nonsense.  What I decided to do was notify them that they are welcome to share my video, but they have to remove monetization.  If I don't get a response within 24 hours, I will file a copyright infringement notification with YouTube to have it removed from their channel.

Proverbs 19:5  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape  
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Ringing

Sat, 2018/07/28 - 4:01pm
My latest silver work brought it a couple of ring commissions.  Details and video soon...   92,97,70,0,B
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a friday night film

Fri, 2018/07/27 - 3:00pm
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throwback thursday...

Thu, 2018/07/26 - 1:27pm
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fresh milled graphite...

Wed, 2018/07/25 - 3:58pm
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