I want to talk about pickles.

            Let’s establish that we’re not talking about your basic Vlasic pickle chip, all nauseously pale green and floating in its jar in the canned mysteries section of the grocery store, safely aisles away from the fresh produce and real food. We’re talking about pickles: vegetables (or fruit!) that have…

Totally Solar Summer!

Our solar panels keep paying off…we had no net energy use for the months of July, August, and September! What that means is that the solar panels provided enough electricity for all of our energy needs in the front house for the summer…and then some. That’s pretty awesome. (The extra electricity generated goes straight back into…

The Sun Wins (again)…Here’s Why

We recently tried using two dehydrating methods. The first method utilized an old clothes dresser and computer fans to create drying racks and a method of pulling air through the racks in order to dry fruit. The advantage to this system is the ability to dry things faster, and to continue the drying process at…