Then remembered the photos my wife shot while we took the "tour" as his guests in July.
Although I follow his blog it's not the same as going there and walking around his place.
Here are a few I though he would not mind me showing on my site .
Thanks for today's material John .
I stand in the middle of highway 118 about 35 miles south of Alpine , just because I could !
We arrive a little early , but J.W. showed soon after . Of course we meet at Betty's "Grub Shack"and had a quick lunch ,
As John has stated many times the food is great ! The idea of not stopping here , was not an option ! If invited to the Field Lab this is a good place to start.
I really got my self involved in all of Johns clever ideas and taking mental notes at the same time. The sand and gravel catch dam was well constructed , doing it's job very well.
There are many interesting transitions on JW's property . This is below the sand dam and leads to a ravine , then to a large natural dry river bed that drains his area during the rainy season .
Any one who has visited "The Field Lab" blog site knows this V.I.P critter as "Benita"
I lived in this same desert for 5 years . In July the temperature's get into the 120's . As the afternoon worn on we just sat in the shade and had a few refrigerant's , as John calls um .
Now ain't that a site .
This was one of the thing's that I really wanted to see , The Solar Oven
And dinner is served !
Our daughter standing on the bank of the ravine . The natural limestone on JW's property is beautiful.
This shot is just about 50 feet up from the last picture . Except we are in the ravine itself .
Another look from the top looking down into the ravine, John has a picture on his site with this thing filled with water to the edge ot the banks.
J.W. solar hot water supply and shower .
and that's the way it is !
cheers jw !