Looking forward to spring

Looking forward to spring

A busy week in the garden, we’ve tidied up all the beds that have crops in – the chickens had been wandering and taken advantage of the lack of netting on one or two things, so we’ve covered those properly, and cleaned up decomposing leaves that are...
Brendan and Gerry

Brendan and Gerry

Our wind turbine is like a family member – we’ve got used to its various noises, from a gentle thrum of a light breeze to the light aircraft sound it makes in a high wind, and a variety of rumbles in between. So at first, I wasn’t sure whether I...
Tidying up the power station

Tidying up the power station

I actually did this work earlier in the summer but never got around to posting it. We decided to install another 4kw of solar pv, principally to allow us to run immersion heaters in both cottages over the summer and thus almost completely remove the need for lighting...
The storm before the calm

The storm before the calm

I keep nearly writing posts, and it seems there is so much to put in that it never gets done, so its time for a good update and then we’ll keep up to date. There is certainly plenty going on, so here goes. It’s getting on for a decade since I began this...
Off grid wind turbine repairs

Off grid wind turbine repairs

When we heard that a hurricane was coming to Ireland, we were convinced that we were terribly well prepared. As seasoned off grid people we really should be. In the event, the wind here wasn’t as bad as we expected. Unfortunately we still didn’t get away...