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funny numbers...

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/05/06 - 4:08pm
I figured something must be up when I checked my email inbox this morning...over 100 messages - and they kept pouring in all day.  I get email notifications when someone comments or subscribes to my YouTube channel.  Seems the bucket is pretty popular online since I posted it.  I had no idea it would go viral(ish)...I still consider true viral to be over 1,000,000 views.  Anyway, it did pretty good today with an average of over 8,000 views per hour and over 110,000 since I posted it last night as well as drawing in about 10,000 views for some of my other videos.  It peaked at over 17,000 views between 9 and 10 this morning.  Someone from Norway posted it on Reddit and that certainly helped give it a boost.  I also got swarmed with media offers to license the video.  As you may remember, I did that with the horn cam video and it really didn't really amount to much.  I turned down all the offers to split the revenue with these sharks.  One company offered to buy the video outright for $200.  My counter offer was $25,000.  They declined.  When it comes right down to it, the video will make me at least 200 bucks and these companies all make the same lame promises of being able to sell it elsewhere with "their major media outlet connections".  The problem is, these guys are in the business of pumping out viral BS hourly and we all know how short the public's attention span is.  They make their money suckering in and chipping away at the tiny profits of thousands of creators - that is the only way the numbers work for them.  I also picked up over 200 new subscribers which was nice (but also means the pool for the free snakeskin just got a lot larger).  Special thanks to the stars of the video.  It was there dedication and hard work (and thirst) that made the production a success.  If the video reaches 1,000,000 views, I will put out a call for votes for best performance by a water drinker (I personally think George has the edge).  90,95,51,0,B
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/05/05 - 2:59pm
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What could it be?

The Field Lab - Thu, 2017/05/04 - 3:24pm
Long overdue project coming up.  Tune in Monday for an unboxing video to find out more.  78,80,57,0,B
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I hate flat tires...

The Field Lab - Wed, 2017/05/03 - 3:55pm
Had 2 flats in the past week.  First the rear passenger side then the front passenger side today.  I'm pretty sure it was a mesquite branch I ran over on that side last weekend.  The first tire went flat right away and I got it patched on Monday - apparently the puncture in the second tire took awhile to manifest itself.  Gonna wait til next week to get it patched.  Funny thing is - I have been riding around with the spare in the bed of my pickup for two years and just two weeks ago I decided to put it back underneath the bed. I am lucky to get about 3 years out of a set of tires since coming here.  Just ordered 4 new tires - and another wheel so I can have two spares on hand.  Also splurged on a new jack since the bottle jack I have barely has enough lift height.  I don't bother with super expensive tires because I normally don't run over stuff I am not supposed to and our sandpaper Hwy 118 wears down the tread on even super tires.  From the looks of the ones I have - I will be out of tread come my next inspection in October anyway.   Now lets see how many people comment on what kind of tires I should have bought... 86,90,58,0,B
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The Field Lab - Tue, 2017/05/02 - 4:32pm
Burros taking a break during filming of a future friday night film.  Still not a YouTube millionaire...yet90,95,61,0,C
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a monday matinee...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2017/05/01 - 10:45am

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on seeking "success" in this world...

The Field Lab - Sun, 2017/04/30 - 9:19am
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
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first cut alfalfa

The Field Lab - Sat, 2017/04/29 - 4:37pm
Ben's "dealer" in Alpine just got a new load of alfalfa in last week and posted a picture of it on Facebook.  Ben sent me up there today to grab a few bales.  62,75,65,0,W
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a friday night film

The Field Lab - Fri, 2017/04/28 - 2:53pm

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Attention: Check Class Availability

Home Grown New Mexico - Mon, 2017/04/17 - 5:01am

It has recently come to our attention that some of the classes being offered by us were closing early before they filled up through our EVENTBRITE registration. That glitch has been fixed. Many classes still have openings.

Check in the CLASSES/EVENTS SECTION for details or go to the top of the website for availability and sign-up! The following classes still have these openings for people to register. Don’t wait as classes fill up fast.

Veggiekraut & Curtido Workshop-April 23
Available openings—2

Warm Season Heirloom Vegetable Gardening-May 7
Available openings—15

Zuni Bowls-May 21
Available openings—11

Artisan Vinegars-June 4
Available openings—2

Cheesemaking: French Chevre-June 25
Sold out-
Waitlist available-be ready to come at the last-minute

Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden-July 9
Available openings—20

Grow More in Less Space with Square Foot Gardening-July 23
Available openings—20

Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour-August 6
open to everyone

Small Fruit Perennial Gardening: Berries, Grapes & More! Aug 27
Available openings—15

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella-Sept 10
Available openings—2

Culinary Herbs in the Garden & Kitchen-Sept 24
Available openings—15

Fall Harvest Potluck-Oct 1
Available openings—35

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