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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2017/03/20 - 9:59am

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reckon this...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/03/19 - 1:53pm
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
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night sky

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/03/18 - 3:51pm
Just beginning exploring the night skies.  Bought Adobe Lightroom to help me out a bit.  Big learning curve figuring out new software to get the perfect star time lapse.  I forgot how starry it is out here.  86,90,52, .07",B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/03/17 - 2:58pm

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bigger is better...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/03/16 - 3:05pm

Fought with the revamped solar fryer for a couple of hours.  Figured out why I abandoned the project 7 years ago - just not enough surface area.  The goal all along has been to cook a batch of Jiffypop with it.  Let's face it - Jiffypop is a show in itself and cooking it with solar is a win-win.  Just not enough sun bouncing back to create enough heat to pop...the oil needs to be 450° for the magic to happen.  Cashed in some Chupa mug bucks on paypal for a dish with roughly double the surface area.  Also ordered another 200 one inch mirrors as it will take about 600 to cover the bigger dish.  That video will have to wait a week or two.  87,91,48,0,B
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the cleansing...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2017/03/15 - 4:30pm
Overdue supply run to Alpine (slight chance of rain coming up Saturday).  Took the first junk load out - the trash.  Recyclables will have to wait for the next trip.  As long as I was at it...decided a car wash would be a nice idea.  It has been over 5 years since I sprayed the truck down good.  Discovered you have to get the spray nozzle really close to remove dirt that old.  84,89,47,0,B
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an old project...

The Field Lab - Tue, 2017/03/14 - 5:03pm

Decided to revisit a very old project that was never really utilized to its' full potential.  Had to replace about 40 mirrors on the solar fryer.  Just so happened that I recently came across two mirror orders still in unopened boxes that I received about 7 years ago.  Gearing up for another TFL off grid cooking video coming soon.  83,87,40,0,B
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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2017/03/13 - 9:59am

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evil surmisings...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/03/12 - 8:57am
1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,  5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.  6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.  7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
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junk day

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/03/11 - 4:35pm
Spent a couple of hours sorting a junk pile for easy removal next week.  76,84,55,0,C
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/03/10 - 3:57pm

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Coming Attractions

The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/03/09 - 5:12pm
I have recently been in contact with my Swedish filmmaker friend Jesper Wachtmeister.  He and Kenneth Svedlund came back to visit me when I was freshly injured and still in a wheelchair.  The film they did which included a look at TFL back in 2012 is well worth the $3.99 rental.  Jesper is graciously allowing me to use some desperately needed footage for an upcoming friday night film - it will be up on March 17th.  He has another project he is working on and the specifics are here for those that are inclined to share their story...  75,80,68,0,C
Presently I am working on a documentary with the title ”Reset”. 
It will be based on interviews with people who have chosen to change identity and start a new life.I am primarily looking for people who have made a choice to do this – not people who were forced to change identity.Today we have interviewed four persons who for different reasons have chosen to start over under a new or hidden identity.  Now I am looking for other people who would be willing to share their stories. Please contact me on if you are interested, or if you have suggestions of people - and I’ll be happy to send more information and clips about the project.
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camera soup

The Field Lab - Wed, 2017/03/08 - 3:50pm

Souped up the Canon T3i with a few extras for under 200 bucks.  Gearing up for some astophotography.  Seems I have been out here almost 10 years and haven't really taken advantage of our dark skies.  I hardly even take notice of starry nights any more.  I have been inspired by my friend TJ Avery.  FYI - he does photo workshops every year in the Big Bend.

Picked up a battery grip to add a little more juice to the rig.  (I remember when these where known as "auto winders" back in the days of film cameras.)  Of course I also needed some extra batteries with a charger.  To round it out I bought a relatively inexpensive fish-eye lens.

After a few tests I need to send my camera body off to Canon for a long overdue cleaning.  It has been subjected to a great deal of abuse over the years.  79,89,55,0,C
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sunset season

The Field Lab - Tue, 2017/03/07 - 4:59pm
Must be sunset season now...sure are getting a lot of good ones lately.  74,83,48,0,B
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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2017/03/06 - 11:03am

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be nice to beasts...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/03/05 - 1:14pm
Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.  20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
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into the wild...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/03/04 - 4:20pm
George has been making new friends.  Got some really nice weather for the next week so he is going to be released tomorrow.  66,73,50,T,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/03/03 - 4:00pm

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look what the cat dragged in...

The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/03/02 - 5:52pm
A neighbor on the ranch brought in a baby bunny that was captured but not killed by her cousin's cat.  I think this is just the place to rehabilitate him.  60,72,47,0,B
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Home Grown New Mexico - Wed, 2017/03/01 - 8:47pm

Come to our Annual Seed Exchange this Friday, March 3rd and on Sunday, March 5th we have our 1st class-Making Sourdough Bread! Don’t miss them!!


Friday, March 3rd—5 pm to 7 pm FREE!
Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange
If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden, come to the Santa Fe Seed Exchange-new location!
Location: Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavillion Bldg 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM (park behind SITE Santa Fe)
Fee: FREE for everyone! No need to sign up-just show up!



Sunday, March 5th—12 noon to 2 pm
Sourdough Bread Making
Learn how to make sourdough bread! Learn the timeless craft of how to use flour, water, salt and sourdough culture to flavor and leaven bread. It’s as simple and nourishing as it gets. Don’t be intimidated by bread making any longer.
Instructor: Mike Warren
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

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