Brian's Morning Newsletter
Wednesday, June 20 2012
Once again I've got way too many pictures These are the dozen I selected.
Today is Summer Solstice. I've often wondered what it would be like to be at Stone Henge for the sunrise. From this collection of pictures it appears a bit on the crowded side for my taste.
I didn't do any research, so these next images may not be Summer, but they appear to be peopleless.
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, well up here in the northern hemisphere
After getting the sun shade up I decided the severity of the temperature differential between the exposed garden and the area under the cloth was so great I better get the straw from back in the Central Meadow which was left over from the Tusas Horno mudding project and put it on the garden
Below I tucked the straw in around the potato plants. I swear I could hear the plants sighing in relief.
Sun-Shade-June19th2012green I've installed corner braces to help maintain the shape of the sun shade structure when stretching the fabric. we'll see how it holds up in the wind.
Sun-Shade-June19th2012Brian Scruffy looking ain't I?
Buddy-in-shade-90 degree plus-June19th2012
Sun-Shade-June19th2012top Notice the technique I employed to stretch the fabric and tie it down. The fabric is wrapped around a latia, then a thin board is screwed down. This way the strain on the fabric is evenly distributed. The latia can slide on a set of two latias, and is pulled tight by a couple of small ropes, then the latias are lashed together with baling wire. Love that baling wire
Bummer, but that's the way it goes sometimes. The white bubbling pocket in the image above it emulsified oil, precisely what biodieselers try and avoid. Saponification of oil is more like what soap making is about. We need the oil and water to not mix. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SaponificationOh well, I'll try again, I suppose after work if they let me out before dark this week, otherwise it will have to wait until Saturday.
I will go one more week with the excavation of theShell. It is coming along well. With Leo's and Jack's help we removed another half dozen EZ-Go dump bed's full of rocks yesterday. The level is pretty even, still though with 2X10 joists it will be a step up from the level in the addition. It's no big deal, but if the level in theShell can go down another foot that would be great. So far we haven't encountered a rock we couldn't remove. The thing is there are more and more rocks over the entire area as we go down. At some point I'll call it done, so far, I at least, still feel good about the progress. As long as we receive help and encouragement we continue to dig and bust out rocks.
Alrighty then, Brian Rodgers, over and out
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