As the summer days started to grow shorter I began think about our imminent departure and how we will deal with the critters we've collected on our tiny farm. Just maybe, it might be a good idea to test the waters and see if there will be any marketable interest in the agricultural accoutrements we have collected over the past few years. I took a few photos and placed some ads on Craig's List only be blown away by the response. My ad for the chicken coop drew a huge response with people as far away as Albany ready to drop everything and come for the hens and their little shack.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
On Sunday I took a tour of four alternative energy installations in Kent, CT. The tour included an institutional geothermal system, a grid tied photovoltaic system, a grid tied wind turbine system and an off grid photovoltaic, battery bank system. Despite the foul weather (constant rain mixed with snow) the tour was well attended and I was able to take some quick photos:
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
On our final day in Pennsylvania someone had to go up top to clean the acorns and leaves off the slide outs. Martha decided the time had come for her to try out the rear ladder and overcome her fear of being 12 feet off the ground. She did so with magnificent ease!
When we got home there was an interesting cloud over the lake the next morning. Check out the photo at the bottom.
The bunny cloud. Nutmeg, our pet rabbit for 3 years, died a few days later-weird huh.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
While visiting Greg and Jenny's new digs we took a 10 minute walk to Greensgrow Market. I had seen a story about this on CBS Sunday Morning sometime last year. In summary, Greensgrow is an urban agriculture farm and market on a once vacant one acre lot in an inner city neighborhood near the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. You can learn more about it here Link
On our last day in the Philadelphia area we visited the Peter Wentz Farmstead with Aunt Josie and Uncle Willy. In 1777 the Wentz farm served as headquarters for George Washington when he planned his strategy to keep the British forces from occupying Philadelphia.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
After visiting Longwood Gardens, Nancy (AKA our new GPS), guided us for 18 miles to Camping World in New Jersey. Here we were able to fill the car with tire covers, A/C covers, antifreeze and a MaxxAir vent to keep Dessy from freezing this winter.
Seven Foot dia. Lily Pads!