Electrical

We have had electricity at the house for almost a year now.  It has been very nice, we can’t even complain when a storm moves through and the electrical flickers or is off for a few hours.  At least we know it will be back.

Then we got electricity at the casita and in Galpon 1, which we treat as a workshop. But now, we have electrical available all over the farm! Here is Jon diligently working away to make it happen.

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We now have light and an electrical outlet in both the rabbit house and the chicken house, we have outlets in Galpon 2 where Megan hopes to do her wool processing and an outlet in her house, so we can use power tools.  YEA! Progress!

 

 

 

The wind & the wire

When we installed new fencing within the exterior boundary fencing we installed it a little differently than the standard fence of wood separators and wood posts. We used electric fence isolators (the black plastic pieces seen on the post) so that we could ‘tack’ wire to support posts and electrify sections of the fence. This means that the wire doesn’t pass through any wooden pieces anywhere along the fence line – it’s merely held in place by plastic channels on the primary posts and strung taunt. This has had the curious side effect of creating fence wires that vibrant with an audible pitch when it’s windy. Different stretches of fencing resonate at different pitches and the volume changes depending on the strength of the wind. It’s fascinating, if a little eerie, to walk the plantation in the wind now.

 

Sorry the video’s sideways – not quite sure how to change that, so just tile your head if it’s bothersome 🙂

Tosca. Again.

Remember last year we had all that tosca (a type of gravel) delivered to fix the driveway? Once again we are fixing the roadway and having tosca delivered. We ripped up a few parts of the road for drainage. We had water damage from not having said drainage. We dug up the roadway to install the electricity. And on. And on.

But maybe we are done. I’m hesitant to be to firm on that because we always seem to be having tosca delivered. But nine loads later and we have greatly improved part of the road and much of the buildings. That and we still have half the driveway to cover with more tosca. But who’s counting?

Behold the wealth of photographs that demonstrate our excitement and getting to this step!

Delivery and piles.

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The cement drainage pipe the tosca truck broke. Yes, again. No, it wasn’t the same as the two it broke last year. We had an extra on hand so it got fixed quickly this time.

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Spreading it all out. (One day we will no longer have a Retro on the farm.)

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It’s done! All done!  🙂

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