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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 Daily live streams at John Wells
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I keep seeing this prayer...

Sun, 2021/04/18 - 4:40pm


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Pandemic Saturday

Sat, 2021/04/17 - 5:12pm


daily cases worldwide3,000,000 dead

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Another view of the Starlink swarm...

Fri, 2021/04/16 - 3:10pm
Starlink satellite movements in a 6 hour timelapse. Each satellite completes a full orbit of the earth in approximately 90 minutes. Interesting note: The flat map of the world known as the "mercator projection" was created by 16th century geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. A prolific map, globe, and scientific instrument maker - he is most renowned for creating a world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts today.
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plaque for a friend

Thu, 2021/04/15 - 3:13pm

Broke out the 3D printer to make a master to try to cast in bronze.  86,89,64,0,B

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rootin tootin

Wed, 2021/04/14 - 3:32pm

My 2 year old tomato plant is thriving - has 9 tomatoes on it now.  Took a cutting to root from this healthy rooted cutting today to keep the dream alive... 82,88,54,0,B

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the new pups...

Tue, 2021/04/13 - 2:47pm
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First batch...

Mon, 2021/04/12 - 1:47pm

...cast and ready for cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing.  90,94,56,0,B 

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watch your mouth...

Sun, 2021/04/11 - 2:38pm

Ecclesiastes 5  Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.  God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.  A dream comes when there are many cares and many words mark the speech of a fool.  

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