Rainy Daze !!

>> Friday, July 31, 2009


I guess this is a "good as it gets" rainy day to put up a post,,There has been so much rain this summer, many gardens are not doing well at all,, which is a shame, Lots of local flooding here has also wiped out a few. I am lucky that I have good drainage at my garden site so no heavy rot or mold and/or fungi have appeared in my garden as of yet.
I will be changing many things in my garden next year. Being this is my first year I am learning as I go,,plant size and some crowding of plants are a small issue this year and hopefully corrected next year.
My tomatos, cukes, and summer squash are coming along great,,corn, watermelon and peppers are OK, bush and pole beans are out of control !! beets, carrots, parsnips and collards also doing wonderful !!
I have, in the past 4 months or so, become totally addicted to gardening and homesteading in general, It is a simpler life, a confidence builder, (it is great to be able to say, "I grew this" or "I built that") and, it is a whole lot of fun that the whole family can participate in.
If you haven't already I urge you to become more self-sufficient and sustainable. Even the smallest things make a huge difference !!
Peace and Prosperity,,,,Rich

PS. I have my website up!! And we have a 2 kw solar system (about 300kwh per month) for sale with micro inverters, disconnects and pitched roof racking system. Click on the link for more details
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Renewable Energy on the Rise, Fossil Fuels Declining

http://cleantechnica.com/2009/07/30/renewable-energy-on-the-rise-fossil-fuels-declining/

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Been a While

>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009



Hey Everyone,
It sure has been a long time since I actually posted anything other than links. Anyway been busy around here getting firewood for winter and all the other stuff that has to be done, like mowing the lawn ,etc,etc,etc,.
The garden is doing as well as it can , considering the lousy weather we have been having since May.
Been very cold and rainy here in the Catskills all summer (so far) hopefully that will change and all my plants will mature and give nice veggies and fruit.
My leaf lettuce has been great and delivered me plenty of awesome salad.
A friend gave me an idea the other day and I will implement it next year,,,,plant your potatoes about 2 - 2 1/2 ft apart and let them get going at about 12 inches or so "ring" it with a tire and continue to cover your new potatoes as they form and add tires as you need to. When its harvest time just dismantle the tire "rings" and pick up the potatoes. This is a simple way to avoid digging your potatoes, it keeps them contained, and it is a great way to keep just a few more tires out of the landfill, cause you can use them year after year. Good Idea huh? My thanks to Mike Fritz for this idea.
I hope to add more post's soon !!! ,,,, Thanks to everyone and Peace and Prosperity !!!

Rich

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>> Friday, July 17, 2009

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Renewable Energy Accounts for 13% of U.S. Electricity by April 2009

http://cleantechnica.com/2009/07/17/renewable-energy-accounts-for-13-of-electricity-by-april-2009/

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>> Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Really: Solar Is Actually Cheaper than PG&E

http://cleantechnica.com/2009/07/10/really-solar-is-actually-cheaper-than-pge/

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>> Friday, July 10, 2009

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7 Quadrillion BTUs of Free Energy Available

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