Wow, I haven’t posted since before Hurricane Florence ripped through my area like a slow moving train wreck carrying a few trillion gallons of water!
Besides spending a lot of time cleaning up my yard and my precious woods (a job I’ll never finish), I installed all new PV (photo-voltaic) panels on my tower. I now have about 800 watts of solar attached to the house. I also have about 300W charging batteries and powering some devices in an outbuilding. I recently mounted those on a pole for better exposure and to make it easier to mow around them.
This was my first full year with some grow beds in my dome greenhouse, and I’ve been growing some leaf vegetables and radishes through the winter months. I’m transitioning now to summer crops, but obviously, the greenhouse isn’t as useful in the summer. My aloe vera has been propagating like weeds, so I have aloe growing all over the place.
I’m looking forward to some wild blueberries and blackberries in the coming months. Things could be a lot worse, although I am anxious about the upcoming hurricane season. Having seen what Hurricane Michael did to the Florida panhandle last year, I am wondering what will be left around here if we get hit by something similar.
I hope everyone did something for Earth Day. I helped with a roadside cleanup; something I do often. I went out and cleaned up a ditch full of water, today. I filled a 30 gallon trash bag with trash from the ditch, but there is always more.
On that note, I’ll try to do another update in the coming weeks. I’ve been working on a privacy fence because one of my neighbors decided to remove every tree in his back yard, which used to be pretty heavily wooded. Why don’t people understand the importance of trees? Sigh.
p.s. My new fence is being built from wood that I am milling out of trees that fell in the storm.