Well! That was remarkable…


Yesterday the blog saw just shy of 6500 visits, which slightly more than doubles the previous best day ever and proves as if we needed proof that Ian McCollum is a bigger star than Milo Yiannopoulos. And a couple of those visitors bought copies of the Solar Electric ebook, so that’s nice. Also want to welcome a couple of new and/or ‘improved’ Patrons! Thanks much, you’re helping keep old Uncle Joel in flour. (Also 400 people hit the Free Stuff button, which maybe spread the George Potter word a little bit.)

Speaking of flour…


I brought home the remains of the last loaf I made in the city, but it was already past its prime and I woke yesterday morning to find it covered with mold. So that went to the chickens. I had a lot of little things on my plate and couldn’t bake early, and the outdoor temp went over 100o so I sure as hell didn’t bake in the afternoon but instead opened one of my cans of bread. Good stuff to keep in stock, says I, if you eat a lot of bread which I do.

Anyway, that meant that the very first chore of this new day, while it’s still cool indoors and out, is…


I had the first rise started before 6:30, which means I’ll still have time and temperature suitable to a nice long walkie and chicken shores before it gets hot. Yesterday I had to use the Jeep for the chickens because I ended up moving over 20 gallons of water from the Lair to Landlady’s powershed to top off waterers and jugs. But that clears my plate of heavy lifting, and this morning I plan a nice long walkie ending up at the Chickenhouse before it gets too hot. Late June before the start of Monsoon is always the hottest time of the year, and I got home just in time for it.

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3 Responses to Well! That was remarkable…

  1. taminator013 says:

    Okay, you talked me into it. I bought the solar book……….

  2. Tsgt Joe says:

    Joel, who looked after the chickens while you were gone?

  3. Joel says:

    Neighbor L.

To the stake with the heretic!