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fight the good fight of faith...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/02/26 - 11:04am
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.  13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.  14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.  15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.  16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.  1 Timothy 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
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Into The Wind

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/02/25 - 3:58pm

Chris Page flew TFL yesterday morning.  Chris has been coming to the Big Bend every year for the past 17 years to ride motorcycles with his buddies.  He has been a paramotor pilot for 12 years and has even produced two documentaries on the subject - Into the Wind (2006) and Into The Wind II (2011).  Nice to have some time to hang out with such an experienced pilot to inspire my efforts.  68,74,41,0,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/02/24 - 4:04pm

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The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/02/23 - 3:06pm
Shot and edited this weeks film this morning.  The burros hit their mark perfectly.  76,87,43,0,B
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The Field Lab - Wed, 2017/02/22 - 5:55pm
Have a new pilot coming out Friday to fly the friendly skies of TFL.  Dragged the airfield to smooth out the latest burrows from the burros.  75,84,41,0,B
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analog memories...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2017/02/21 - 4:54pm
I have always been enamored with funky clocks.  Just so happens I was in the market for one for a future friday night film and found this one.  A flip clock reminds me of the old scheduling displays in Grand Central Station that would flip through all the numbers and letters...listening to them clacking away each time they updated all the information. Every character you saw was part of a module that had 40 plastic flaps with the letters A through Z, numbers 0 through 9, and a few useful symbols.  Those modules were controlled by software-run step motors that spun the flaps around like a Rolodex until they landed on the character needed to help spell out the information.  The mechanics are the reason the board made its' beloved clacking sound.  70,78,35,0,B
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merch monday...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2017/02/20 - 3:48pm

Been meaning to get some new TFL merch available for awhile now.  What has really been putting me off is the hassle of keeping track of orders and packaging and shipping them out.  Decided to explore the online options of print and ship on demand.  Going this route cuts into my profit margin a bit but I don't expect to get rich off merch anyway (but I do need to pay for my "affordable" healthcare).  Trying out galloree for a test run - they are located in my old hometown of Charlotte, NC.  Had an image of Chupa rendered as line art from fiverr and got the finished product emailed back to me overnight for only ten bucks.  Did the rest of the graphics myself and uploaded the artwork and ordered a coffee mug and Tshirt from them to see how they look.  If all goes well, people can just order directly once I set up my store there and Galloree handle it all.  Working on a Ben design as well.  I won't entirely be cutting my friend Rick from Bullshirtz out of the loop as I expect to do more screen printing through him for local sales.  63,71,39,0,B    
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a clean heart...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/02/19 - 1:11pm
Psalm 5110 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.  12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.  13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
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a little better...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/02/18 - 2:29pm
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/02/17 - 3:59pm

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entropy and the nature of my tiny universe...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/02/16 - 4:22pm
How does this keep happening?  57,65,34,0,B
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2017 Home Grown New Mexico class schedule is up

Home Grown New Mexico - Wed, 2017/02/15 - 10:34pm

The class schedule is up! We are ready to rock and roll. You can go to the CLASSES/EVENTS AT THE TOP OF THIS WEBSITE and see all the classes and events we are offering in 2017.  CHECK OUT OUR MARCH EVENTS!

We have a great SEED EXCHANGE coming up on March 3 working with the Seed Summit organization that is having a workshop here in Santa Fe. The event is free and we will be over at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion building.

A Sourdough Bread Making’ class on March 5, Evolution Gardening/Revisiting the Victory Garden in the 21st Century’ class on March 19 and a Spring Fling Potluck will feature Avery Aguilar from Santo Domingo Pueblo. He will give a presentation on Native American Pueblo gardening techniques.

And that’s just the March line up! To see the whole schedule go here:

Once again we need you to sign up at the ‘Eventbrite’ badge so we know who is coming and prepare for them. Also if there needs to be any changes, we can contact you. The sign up is same as last year and worked well.

Most of the classes (cheese classes excepted) are free to members and don’t forget with your membership, the Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour is free to members too, so join soon so you don’t miss out on any of these great classes and events. Those of you who joined last year will get a renewal notice via email when your membership is due.

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DIY Optician

The Field Lab - Wed, 2017/02/15 - 5:56pm
Sat on my reading glasses about a month ago and have been fighting with a duct tape repair ever since.  Finally resorted to a tiny drill bit and a paper clip.  54,60,34,0,B
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marketing day...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2017/02/14 - 1:32pm
Out of the blue I got this email this morning.  After a couple of hours of research I decided to cut a deal with Storyful and licensed Ben's horn cam video with them.  I don't expect to get rich from it but it should drive more traffic to my YouTube channel and my friday night films.  Ben approved the deal as long as he never has to appear on the Ellen Show. 58,62,37,0,B
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Monday Matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2017/02/13 - 5:08pm

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every step...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/02/12 - 2:45pm
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.  24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
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that gimbal...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/02/11 - 4:15pm
Did a couple of tests with the new wearable gimbal today.  Already in pre-production for next weeks offering.  I think this is my new favorite tool (not to be confused with "toy").  This little gizmo always knows which way is up to matter how you move.  Amazingly stable video from the GoPro even while walking around with it on the chest mount.  BTW - the horn cam video is doing very well on YouTube...thanks to all of you who shared it.  80,92,44,0,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/02/10 - 4:06pm
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horn cam?

The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/02/09 - 6:10pm
Cutting it a little close for my next friday night film.  Coming up with a weekly video adds a whole new dynamic to the work flow.  Had several plans but committed to this one three days ago. Been on the production all day - testing out Ben's tolerance for horn mounts.  Finally went for it tonight and everything fell into place and all the actors cooperated.  Tune in tomorrow for this epic adventure.  72,77,46,0,B
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built in selfie stick...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2017/02/08 - 2:07pm
Forgot to mention I also ordered an attachments accessory pack for the GoPro.  Nice that all these bits only cost 16 bucks including second day air shipping.  Just got this today but the motorized gimbal doesn't arrive until tomorrow.  Seeing how Ben already has two rather large selfie sticks already built in...I think there is a horn cam attachment in here.  Will the GoPro survive the test?  70,85,50,0,B  
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