Spring year two.
Hugelkultur garden with buried sticks turning into soil and water
Drainage management to save energy on sump pump and to water garden.
New wood shed '09
Previously lawn, now spring year 3 garden
Another year or two and the house will be invisible from the street, '09
New patio and covered walkway trellis, '09
Patio and new beds
Heat pipe for new poured floor in living room
Heat exchanger on wood stove heats floor, '09
New winter-warm floor. '09
Greenhouse with tomatoes, 08
10,000 gallon water tank irrigates the entire garden for 6 weeks of drought and washes clothes (so far), fall '08
Work in progress of water tank add on root cellar, storm shelter, and "spring house", '09
Waterbars in the driveway channel water to the garden. '09
Garden after heavy rain, soaks in overnight.
Hundreds of seedlings. '09
Seedling production in the greenhouse in my greenhouse.
Tree guard made of sticks.
New front porch / outdoor room to hold solar panels. 2010
Completed front porch. 2010
Solar panels produce 13-17 KW per day and we get a monthly credit from the power company. 2010
Chanterelles from the neighbor's woods. 2010