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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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If any of you lack wisdom...

Sun, 2021/01/24 - 2:19pm

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  

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Pandemic Saturday

Sat, 2021/01/23 - 2:33pm
Roughly a year after the first reported case of Covid-19 was reported in the US, we finally have a real President who is taking definitive action for the American people.  
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The Evil Out Here...Part III

Fri, 2021/01/22 - 1:17pm


Terlingua Ranch resident pedophile was found GUILTY of all 9 criminal charges brought against him.61,70,47, .13",C

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first rain of 2021

Thu, 2021/01/21 - 3:36pm


Got a little shower overnight.  Not much - but I will take what I can get.56,62,46, .27",C

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"We've braved the belly of the beast"

Wed, 2021/01/20 - 1:23pm
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thirsty javelina...

Tue, 2021/01/19 - 12:58pm
My original bucket video has had almost 8 million views...
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thirsty bunny...

Mon, 2021/01/18 - 4:37pm


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the path

Sun, 2021/01/17 - 4:19pm

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. 

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Pandemic Saturday

Sat, 2021/01/16 - 3:13pm


The daily infection and death rate is still climbing, yet people are still traveling around the world like nothing is wrong.STAY HOME - STOP THE SPREAD!

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lunch guests...

Fri, 2021/01/15 - 3:44pm



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Max Godino

Thu, 2021/01/14 - 11:05am
Continuing the fishing theme: my friend Max posted this video in 2013.  It deserves more views - so also check it out directly from YouTube and make sure to comment, like, and share it.  We met each other by chance through a mutual friend after we were both featured in Lloyd Kahn's book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, published in 2011.
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new hobby?

Wed, 2021/01/13 - 4:14pm



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Tue, 2021/01/12 - 2:13pm
I am getting ready to sell over 100 pocket watches.  Before I start listing them on eBay, I'm giving my blog readers a chance to get in on the action first.  If you are interested in a pocket watch, send me an email. Price range is $40 - $125.  I will send you specifics on what is available.  44,53,27,0,C 

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my former Airstream

Mon, 2021/01/11 - 2:48pm



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Minions of Satan

Sun, 2021/01/10 - 4:44pm


Tools of Satan claiming to be battling evil...
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will doHe was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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Pandemic Saturday

Sat, 2021/01/09 - 4:35pm


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2020 rainfall...

Fri, 2021/01/08 - 10:38am
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Death by Frost...

Thu, 2021/01/07 - 3:36pm


My 22 month old mother plants survived 22 degree lows last winter but 18 degree lows killed them along with 3 rooted cuttings last week.I managed to save one rooted cutting by keeping it inside my hut on those cold nights.(Javier approves)56,66,33,0,B

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Sad day for democracy

Wed, 2021/01/06 - 3:34pm


Trump gave a speech this morning to his supporters who are in DC to protest the election results.After reiterating his baseless claims of voter fraud, he told his minions:"We will never give up...we will never concede."It is no surprise that a few hours later his gang of thugs stormed the Capital and disrupted the proceedings causing lawmakers to be evacuated.
Here is Joe Biden's live response to the assault.

and here is trump's incredibly lame taped response to the assault.
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an owl killed a dove this morning...

Tue, 2021/01/05 - 1:27pm
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