Sustainable SW Blogs
The critter came in again last night but preferred range feed over the tuna in the trap. Cleaned up and put away all the leftover bits in the greenhouse and will bait the trap tonight with range feed and some dessert. Marshmallows seem to be the bait of choice from what I read online. I just hope this brand doesn't attract bears. 85,93,62,0,B
Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, (do all of the above).
James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not(?), Because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Something (I suspect racoon) has been getting into the greenhouse overnight and shredding range feed bags. Set up the game cam to hopefully find out who it is. Next will be to figure out how they are getting in.
Have You Ever Tried a Running Skirt?, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
Wendy’s fist test 8 mile run in a running skirt.
Sealing Our Tent Seams, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
We have been happy with our super light Tarp Tent so far. However, we have not tested it out in rainy weather yet. Our friend suggested we seal the seams with a mix of GE II Clear Silicon Caulk before our next backpacking adventure. We also added some silicon strips to the bottom of the tent so our matts and bags will stay in place.
Do you or someone you know have fantastic kitchen gardens in the greater Santa Fe area? Kitchen gardens, herb gardens, potagers, goats, chickens, water collection system, composting systems, permaculture sites, urban farms or sustainable living sites are some of the things we’d like to see if you have some of them— but not all are necessary to be considered.
Want to show it off??? If so, we want to know about it.
Did you go on the tour this year and think, my property should be on this tour?
We are currently looking for inspiring properties for next year’s tour.
Interested? Let’s talk! We’d like to come see your gardens before they go away for winter!!!
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Starting another cleaning binge for the greenhouse and grounds. No visits from the press coming up - I'm just tired of looking at all the mess. 82,89,63,0,B
John 1:12 But to all who have received him - those who believe in his name - he has given the right to become God's children.
John 11:40 Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?"
A couple of big/scary storms swooped down on us late last night. As I was glued to the doppler radar, I decided to figure out how to record screen action while checking the direction of the storm path. Most weather sites have a "past" and "future" button you can click to see the speed,direction, and intensity of the rain. Did a quick search and within 10 minutes I had downloaded (free) and tested Microsoft Expressions Encoder4. The tiny white dot in the center is the location of TFL relative to the storm path. Here is how to get it and set it up. 77,93,73, .24",B
Steep Peak - Our Local Wilderness Hike, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
We have a local Wilderness area that is less than forty miles from our place. It’s called Apache Kid and it’s over 55k acres in size. The only bummer about the place is that the easiest access point is a trailhead that takes you up 3k feet in elevation in less than 5 miles. Today Wendy and I went with Sesame to look for mushrooms at 10k feet.
I like the Gummy Shoes - Montrail FluidFlex, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
After trying a half dozen pairs of trail running shoes I’ve picked a favorite. My Montrail FluidFlex are crazy light, drain water incredibly fast and have just the right amount of gummy cushioning. I picked up a replacement pair for $32 last week. There are two downsides to these. The soles are so soft that they tend to wear out by 300 miles. They also pickup a lot sand/dirt while running to the point that I need to pull the insoles before each outing and really shake them clean. I noticed that that multiple top runners from the Hard Rock 100 are also wearing this specific model of shoe (not the FluidFlex II).
Lazy and Late Prickly Pear Harvet, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
Happy to score some ripe prickly pear cactus fruit tonight. Some minor trespassing was involved. I used tongs and a cardboard box to harvest the fruit. Just before turning on the $35 steam juicer which efficiently extracts the juice I jabbed each piece with a fork several times.