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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.comBlogger3911125
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Pepino News

Thu, 2019/05/23 - 4:01pm
Years ago when I first built Pepino (my 12VDC swamp cooler), I bought a bunch of greenhouse evaporative cooler pads for it. After a lot of trial and error, I found this type of pad works best for my application.  Been noticing that last years pad just isn't cooling like it should so I used the last new chunk I had on hand to replace it. That made a 10° cooling difference.  Ordered a new slab that should cover me for the next three years. Each replacement requires a 12" piece.  76,105,93,0,B  

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come and go...

Wed, 2019/05/22 - 2:27pm
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New dove hatchlings...

Tue, 2019/05/21 - 3:50pm
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2019/05/20 - 10:05am
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Bought and paid for...

Sun, 2019/05/19 - 11:39am
1 Corinthians 6: 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 
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BLT time soon...

Sat, 2019/05/18 - 3:53pm
22 tomatoes in various stages of development on my plants.  The first one I spotted is finally starting to turn red.  65,90,83,0,W
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a friday night film

Fri, 2019/05/17 - 3:17pm
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Ben waiting for breakfast...

Thu, 2019/05/16 - 3:32pm
Ben just stares at the house until I come out to feed him in the morning.  I think he uses his horns to send me telepathic messages.  The only time he moos is when I am late giving him his range cubes for dessert in the evening.  72,99,89,0,C

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2 down...

Wed, 2019/05/15 - 2:09pm
...2 to go.  11 bags for these two posts.  Video Friday.85,92,67,0,B
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Field Lab Followers...

Tue, 2019/05/14 - 4:30pm
Hand a great visit yesterday with Sam, Derrick, and Dennis.  They seem to have all been carefully following the blog for years and very well might be able to win a Field Lab Blog Trivia Contest if I ever get around to posting one...  84,93,54,0,C
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2019/05/13 - 9:58am
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let no man despise thee...

Sun, 2019/05/12 - 1:16pm
Titus 2: 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. 
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back porch work...

Sat, 2019/05/11 - 4:59pm
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a friday night film

Fri, 2019/05/10 - 3:02pm
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Ever Changing Focus

Thu, 2019/05/09 - 4:26pm
Today I came across a YouTube channel that came in very handy.  I decided to do a search on how to repair airstream windows and came across Miller Garage.  They had a great series on all the steps involved.  Last time I did a search for that (about 6 years ago), I found very limited information.  Checking out some more of their content, I found they were shifting direction in their lives - but seemed to be concerned about their shift and how it may affect their channel and social media.  This blog has shifted direction over the years and often people complain that I am no longer true to my "original vision".  One thing I like to point out is that my online life is a diary - not a dialog.  I found their Facebook page and offered the following:  Thanks for that series on rebuilding Airstream windows. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time with my old Airstream. As for your channel and lives changing focus - don't give it a second thought and don't worry about losing followers (I am a new subscriber and I don't subscribe to very many channels). I have lived off the grid for 11 years near Terlingua, TX and at first I was all gung ho on all aspects of off grid and "sustainable living". I have been doing a daily blog for 10 years since moving to the desert and I am no longer focused solely on all things off grid. We all change and (hopefully) evolve and when someone who follows you feels "betrayed" if things change - they seriously need to get a life. I have had a YouTube channel for 13 years, but just started concentrating on it at the beginning of 2018 - posting 2 videos a week. I do it for myself...not for my "viewers". I don't try to appear as if I am friends with them to develop some kind of false personal relationship - contrary to what YouTube says you need to do in order to have a successful channel. If people like my content...great! If they don't...they are free to watch whatever they want. I don't concentrate on producing content consistent with one particular view or lifestyle because I have a lot of different interests and they are always changing. For me - living a life worth talking about is much more satisfying than sitting around watching what others do - and trying to entertain a group of people who are watchers instead of doers is a losing game.  83,91,53,0,W
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new eggs

Wed, 2019/05/08 - 4:38pm
The dove nest that was vacated a week ago has two new occupants waiting to hatch...83,90,64,0,B
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guest laborer...

Tue, 2019/05/07 - 4:36pm
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a monday matinee...

Mon, 2019/05/06 - 11:56am
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company coming...

Sat, 2019/05/04 - 5:37pm
...so I cleaned house today.  80,95,67,0,W
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