Juice!

2 Dec

Some months ago (6 of them to be exact) a bulldozer showed up in our alfalfa field.

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First there was a driveway.

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Then there was a hole.

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Then a foundation.

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Then there was most of a house.

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And finally, there is electricity.

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My parents have now ended their involuntary experiment in living the entire month of November without electricity (at least when the generator wasn’t running).  They’re now snug in their new house with 18 solar panels on the roof, a dozen huge batteries in the basement and enough fancy electronic gizmos to make it all play nice together.

One farm, two fossil-fuel free households!

3 Responses to “Juice!”

  1. Judy Strodtman December 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    So glad they have juice!!!! 🙂

  2. grasspunk December 3, 2014 at 2:06 am #

    Good to be warm, but I shed a tear at losing an alfalfa field.

    • Andrew December 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

      we didn’t lose the field, it was just made into two fields 🙂 I just wish our alfalfa (or anything else) was still graze-able like yours.

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