Hey Mark. There are probably other spots with good sun. I haven't been everywhere around ant village. But I like the idea of being higher in the landscape I have a goal of building a series of ponds and hydrating the land below.
I have heard some advice from a solar guy, he said he prefers ground mounted panels. They can be angled more freely to follow the sun and put vertical to let snow slide off. I haven't thought out which way I'll go. I just want to put myself in a good spot to take advantage of the sun first.
We have a heat wave going on here. It hit 90 degrees here and tomorrow is just as hot. I'm going to need a better hat and maybe a water bladder for my backpack. I drank about four liters of water today.
Josiah and I started putting up the saw mill ends onto the facade. We have better than half the fronts on, with the caps going on tomorrow.
They're a bit like putting on really big pieces of trim.
I feel like the pictures are a bit boring, but seeing the progress is important.
To anybody reading, feel free to ask about anything going on here you are curious about.
It's looking good Kyle! For the facade, is it like an upside down J that sits on top of the board which holds in the soil? I'm wondering if the plastic sheeting is totally covered by the facade and soil up at that point, to prevent any breakdown by UV exposure.
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
I have a question that I've been wondering about for a while. Wofatis all have those spiffy wings to the side...but they're not technically part of the "living" area, right? But, I can't imagine that all that sheltered space gets wasted. Will the greenhouse "wings" be used for storage (kind of like a shed), or something else?