Galen Young wrote:To assume that using solar power means that you must handwash your dishes, or use a clothesline to dry your clothes is a false narrative.
Galen Young wrote:The primary consumption of energy here is home heating. Active Solar Heating systems give you much better 'bang' for the buck than do Solar power systems.
Casie Becker wrote:Please be exta cautious in planting any soft wood tree like the the pawlonia. Most of these are prone to breaking branches (sometimes large branches) during high winds. Be sure as it grows that nothing would be damaged if that happens. It even happens with hardwoods sometimes.
Last year three large branches (small tree sized) fell off the pecan in my front yard. Luckily there's nothing more important than lawn furniture where they landed. This year I was out with a tree saw shortening any branches that I thought looked likely to follow. Next day we has a massive storm and it appears to have worked.