Sunday, March 28, 2010


We had our first look at our permaculutre plan for our property prepared by a sustainable design student at Philadelphia University. Johnny did a great job and he is convinced that we can grow a lot of food on our land and even have a few chickens - that will be interesting. We'll be uploading some drawings soon. In the spirit of taking the first step, we moved our composting bin as per the new plan!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Looking forward to energy bills?

I know its weird, but i am really looking forward to receiving our march energy bill. we had a lot of sun this month after some rainy weeks. This should be the first month that the power from our solar array will show up as a credit. My dream is to have a zero energy bill - at least for four months this year. That's tough given that a 2.8KW array is not big enough to supply enough energy for a family of four - even a green family. A new post
with savings will be coming at the end of the month.