Solar Panel Mounted, Garden Started

Solar PanelWe continue to make progress on our project backlog. Today, Dino mounted the solar panel that runs the irrigation pump above the back wall. That means more power (because of an improved location) and less fear that a rock will fall on it. Other than waiting for some different filters (that won’t clog rapidly) we are pretty happy with the new irrigation system. The “uglyness” will be addressed by painting the PVC pipes that we don’t bury with brown and green paint so they will blend in.

Juan planted our first “direct to garden” crops today. A type of squash, spinach, and acelga (swiss chard). Broccoli will be added tomorrow.

A couple of days ago Dino refinished the cabinet around the wash basin in the two downstairs units. Lots more projects to do but we are working through them.