Passive Solar Prefab SIP Home Visited By Handsome Husband, As Summer Wanes
|Our Energy Efficient Passive Solar Prefab Home,|
Continuing Work Covering The Interior Of The
SIP (Structural Insulated Panels).
The guys are finally covering the interior structural insulated panels (SIP).
|See the green? That's the SIP, still exposed on the|
roof panel. Walls have now been covered with plywood.
After His Visit To The Land, Handsome Husband Returned To Us At The In-Town Ramshackle, Where We Wait Out The Finishing Construction On The Passive Solar Prefab Home.
I explained to someone today:
"Well, near the end of June I packed up to volunteer for my children's sailing camp- thought I'd arrive a few days early to settle in, stay a few days later so I wouldn't have to deal with weekend beach traffic... packed a few old shorts and bathing suits to wear in the water as I volunteered... Yep, that was June 18th-ish, and I've been here ever since!"
|Old heritage grape vine on the left,|
coop on the right,
and chickens in the middle.
It made sense to locate the chickens around the large old crepe myrtles and fig bushes.
In years past I had observed how chickens protected our fruit trees in our urban back yard from trespassing squirrels; and the fruit trees and shrubs, in turn, provide protection, shade, and treats for the hens.
Next to the chicken area, on the other side of the fence, is an old, old grape vine. The grape vine thrives- in the open lot, it receives plenty of Deltaville breeze and sun, while, again, the hens run off birds or squirrels- so I am happily picking plenty of grapes from one or two vines, enough for jam, for eating, and to share with any wildlife brave enough to approach the hen gauntlet!
No spraying or nets necessary.
Pretty cool, huh?
Note: The heady smell of a large bowl freshly picked Concord grapes is... its own perfume, and no artificial grape additive can ever replicate its delicious potency.
|YES that is I, pickin' grapes in mah nightgown.|
- What do you think? Just in time for the Olympics, London added more green space in an interesting way: Removing Streets Is The Only Way To Reclaim Open Space In Cities
- I have been very interested in rural architecture for a long while.
I grew up around Columbia, Virginia, being where my family farm, Rotherwood, was located... population 40ish.
A friend sent me this article on Danville's struggle with the line between preservation and blight so many communities face: Heroes on white horses with bucks.
And another, on her good friend in Roanoke: In Virginia, Developer Is On A Mission To Save His Town
- And museum buffs- to note: Bedford Museum is setting up a moonshine exhibit! http://bit.ly/RntDIW
>Just an hour away from our land! Stop in Appomattox & Farmville on the way!
Tomorrow begins the First Day Of Official Homeschooling.
All summer long I have had the children do a little math, reading, and writing for 1-2 hours each day, with science and history and German thrown in.
But tomorrow? Tomorrow begins following the Official SOL Curriculum plus everything else. I'm nervous.
I have carefully bookmarked 50+ sites and resources...
Ready or not, here we go.