Hot, and humid, because Texas! Well, EAST Texas anyway. Cooler here than Houston, and probably more breeze.
Made it safely to the BOL last night despite the late start. Everything in the back of the truck was still there when I arrived. No one ever died because they put on an extra strap…
Among my pickups yesterday were two big solar panels. They had been dropped and damaged during shipping, so I got them for $5. The glass is shattered, but I’m hoping to salvage some or all of the cells, and the diode or MMTP on the back. First and very cursory glance says I may just be out $5. It’ll be interesting to put them in the sun and see what or if they put anything out. That project is going to have to wait though.
All the normal stuff needs doing up here, and we need to make more progress on livability. The garden needs some attention for sure.
Maybe I’ll taste the nut grass, and if I like it, I’ll just grow a garden of nut grass…. Probably easier that way too. It’s a bit funny that the local electric co-op magazine has an article in it this month about local foraging. They specifically cite grocery shortages and rising costs as reasons people took up foraging, and for more people to start.
Every account of prolonged conflict I’ve read had people eating grass. I’d like to do better than that. I intend to do better than that. But if you need a little extra, NOW is the time to figure out the wild groceries around you, while there is still 911 and medical care 😉
There are lots of references available, and I don’t know one from the other, but if it interests you, there is probably a local expert to help you learn. Just remember, if it was better or more efficient for feeding people, we wouldn’t be farming, and in a long term event, even the grass is eaten to the ground before too long. Don’t count on living off the land——–
Stack up all the things!