Nice sunny day on the plains. We had a little moisture over the past couple of days. Nothing earth shattering, but anything is good. I hope my friends in the path of Isaac are preparing for a little blow. I just wish a little would blow this way.
The dogs were barking around the quail pen this morning. I went and checked and there was a hawk in the pen. I cannot find where it got in. When I opened the gate it flew off. The quail had gotten inside and under some other cover I had for them. 1 dead quail and a lot of feathers. Could have been more than 1 casualty. A couple more days and they will have to fend for themselves. Just one of the stark realities they will face in the wild.
Carol did up some more zucchini stuff yesterday. There should be more tomatoes today. We get a few more then we will can up more. Started dehydrating onions this week. Only got one batch done. Since it needs to be done outdoors and it was threatening rain, I haven't done anymore. Maybe this week.
I built a very basic, experimental, rocket stove. Just playing around with the idea. It works ok. I need to change some things, but the basic principle is ok. I think I may build a newer, improved model. This one was just made from a few bricks. The bricks were too uneven, so there was a lot of leaks. It is amazing how much heat it puts out with very little wood. There is very little smoke put off. Very interesting concept and can be built quickly and easily.
God Bless all ----johnnyb