March 23, 2012


Early Spring Garden

It is rare for us to be able to plant our garden before April 15 but, in rather shocking fashion, spring weather is upon us here in Canada nearly a month ahead of normal. So we are getting started early.

For those who think that gardening begins about May 20 we would like to offer some suggestions.
Our favorite vegetables are actually planted as soon as the ground can be worked in spring. We were introduced to Sugar Snap Peas by a friend some years back. He turned us on to how great it is to be eating fresh green peas (shell and all) in late May.

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US Army seeks off-grid system in Belize

Fort Sam Texas is looking for a contractor to provide it with a  complete and usable 15KW-Hrs Off-Grid Hybrid system.  The specs are interesting as they provide a guide of what any group of individuals thinking of living off the grid might decide they need.

The system consists of: two 5KW Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for a total of 10KW. Each turbine with its own inverter; plus one  5KW solar photovoltaic system and one battery bank suitable for one  day of autonomy.

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