Went to an art show. Caught this sunset with Sue as we left.
I’ve been pretty busy lately finishing a big project. I promise I’ll post a few new projects soon. Including:
a complete page documenting my Chevy Volt battery pack conversion
the hilarious tale (well I found it funny) of my tractor shed build
Stay tuned! And thanks for coming by, boy.
Round 2, Lithium rules: For sale!
Round 2: 2015 lithium battery pack
Well, I’ve done it again. I was lucky enough to find another Volt battery pack and I’ve made the long trip to pick it up. This one is a 2015! 17.1kw of lithium goodness.
Continue reading Yup, I did it again
Up a stream with a paddle
This big owl was sitting in the tree.
I stopped, my way up the small creek I was paddling barred by debris, and thought. I’ll take a picture of the turnaround spot.
Took my pic. Scenic right.
I was startled as a huge bird jumped out in front of me.
Continue reading Creeky spends summer days
The cornucopia of summer
Summer is alive with transition. We push our fingers into wet warming soil, carefully dropping tiny seeds. Watch as the first early summer shoots rise from the ground. Wait with anticipation as we tend with trepidation, fearing hail, marauders, weeding, supporting, watering, feeding. And, finally, late summer we reap. Grateful for the bounty bestowed.
From garden to plate.
The rhythm of the season, like the pacing of feet or a song of words, a steady progression yet filled with hesitation, tumbling, skipping, harmonics.
Our work is not yet done.
Continue reading Summer’s Bounty
A hummingbird moth drinks from the Monarda
Hummingbird Clearwing shows off its lovely colouring as it feeds at a Monarda flower.
I get a variety of moths, hummingbirds, butterflies. One of these beauties is coming in some profusion to my Monarda (bee balm) patch this year.
Continue reading Hummingbird Clearwing — or is it?
On with the show: Numbers
After 27 days I have sent 112kw of solar power to the batteries. I have sent 94kw of solar power to my inverter. And I have done some very bad math.
99 kws sent from the batteries to the inverter.
Continue reading One month report: Lithium rules!!!
How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterwards
One turkey in the hammock. Six turkey’s asking, hey, “when is it our turn?”
Six turkey’s: Mom and her 5 poults.
Continue reading Turkey’s in the straw
An adventure with John
John is my neighbor. I call him the rocket scientist. He worked in Canada’s rocketry program. Back in the day.
The beasties. One lurking in the background. The other taking front and center.
Recently I had a nice adventure with John. We tried charging the “bad battery.”
Continue reading Beasts of the old school