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The cross I bear this year...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2019/06/16 - 12:17pm
Matthew 10:38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
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last night's storm...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2019/06/15 - 2:03pm
This cell missed me by about 5 miles...but I ended up getting three tenths of an inch out of another cell that I just caught the edge of.  I like lighting...when it is far away.  This photo is pretty grainy because it is a still from some video I was shooting during the storm.  86,95,74,0,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2019/06/14 - 3:05pm
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Got Shade?

The Field Lab - Thu, 2019/06/13 - 2:08pm
video tomarrow...85,96,75,0,B
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roof sheathing

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/06/12 - 3:15pm
Had a couple of rain days off.  Got the roof sheathing up over the living area today...porches tomorrow. 84,91,66,0,C
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The Field Lab Rain Gauge

The Field Lab - Tue, 2019/06/11 - 2:27pm
Are you a true off-gridder? Here is a test. My "rain gauge" has 150 gallons of rainwater in it after the last 24 hours. This was caught off a roof surface that is 352 square feet. How much rain actually fell? 80,86,63,?,B
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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2019/06/10 - 10:00am
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The will of God

The Field Lab - Sun, 2019/06/09 - 2:29pm
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
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BCSTFLTMCPB

The Field Lab - Sat, 2019/06/08 - 5:18pm
The Field Lab version of the classic BLT:  bacon, cole slaw, field lab tomato, melted muenster cheese, course ground pepper, on pita bread. 91,103,73,0,C
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2019/06/07 - 3:05pm
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Down Time

The Field Lab - Thu, 2019/06/06 - 4:19pm
I made good use of construction down time waiting for storms to pass by clearing the front of the greenhouse.  The inside is a whole other matter I am just beginning to attend to (again).  In other news - the doves have left the nest.  89,98,63,0,B
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Sheathing...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/06/05 - 3:01pm
Started sheathing the casita now that the threat of severe afternoon thunderstorms has passed... 64,98,87,0,B
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State Of The Water Supply

The Field Lab - Tue, 2019/06/04 - 3:29pm
Well it looks like the dry season is finally over.  Got an inch of rain over the past two nights.  Up until last week, TFL got only a half inch of rain over the past 6 months.  My total storage capacity is 20,000 gallons and I was down to 9,225 gallons as of Saturday.  All my catchment surfaces combined yield 2,000 gallons per inch of rain - and if the arroyo runs, I can pump an additional 3,000 gallons after a good rain event.  Sunday night I got 1/2" of rain and caught 1,000 gallons off my roofs and pumped 2,500 gallons out of the arroyo.  Monday night I got another 1/2" of rain - so another 1,000 gallons off my roofs...but it was too late to pump the arroyo again.  As of today, I now have 13,725 gallons on tap.  Chance of more rain tonight so this might get updated.  83,91,66,0,B
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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2019/06/03 - 10:04am
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temptation...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2019/06/02 - 1:00pm
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
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new doves update...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2019/06/01 - 1:21pm
All feathered out now...ready to leave the nest in about a week.85,99,71,0,B
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a friday night fillm

The Field Lab - Fri, 2019/05/31 - 3:01pm
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Ready for sheathing...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2019/05/30 - 4:56pm
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Aaron update...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2019/05/29 - 4:17pm

From Aaron's mother on Facebook:  Aaron was released from Cho Ray Hospital last Friday in Vietnam where he has spent over 8 weeks.  We just finished up our exit arrangements...taking care of visa and passport issues and are flying back to the states via Manila.  Aaron is heading to a nice beach town in Florida where he is going to continue his recovery.  People here have NO idea how lucky we are to have the type of healthcare we have in the states.  72,97,89,0,B

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Finally some rain?

The Field Lab - Tue, 2019/05/28 - 2:48pm

A little rain prep. Took awhile, but I finally got the ol' water pump started in case I get a rain event that allows me to pump extra water out of the arroyo. I have two 3,000 gallon tanks waiting for a refill. It has been 2 years since I had enough sudden rain to do this.  A fast half inch will cause the arroyo to run for about an hour which is enough time to fill a 3,000 gallon tank with this pump.  89,99,65,0,B

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