Prune picker

Prune picker is a Depression Era term for a native Californian. It was not a complement. In the thirties when I was a boy there were times that I was the only prune picker in a group. Everyone else had been born somewhere else.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

John Wells

John is building an oasis in West Texas about an hour south of Alpine, Texas. He calls his project "Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory". He writes a daily blog about his work and life. I read it  and enjoy it. All kinds of technical projects and great photographs. You can reach his blog at The Field Lab.

John can also call wild long horn cows out of the wild and have them eat out of his hand!

Here comes one.

Getting closer.

John has a way with cows!

Watch out when she swings those sharp horns! OK, I will confess. The cow is Benita, an old friend of John's.

John's oasis is going to be centered in the structure he is building with storage crates at each corner. He is building that roof all by himself. It is going to be a greenhouse. Part of the roof will be translucent. He is  setting up a large water storage system.


  1. Hello, Mr. Monson! You have a new friend!!

  2. Greetings Mr. Monson from a new follower from Wisconsin :o) Wonderful blog!


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