Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Oh My Poor Tree
Awhile back I promised you the story of the tree. See this big, beautiful tree that provides a lot of shade in the summer? Well, in addition to shading the house--good; it was also shading the building on the right--not good. Hubby is planning to put solar on the building on the right--9 panels to be exact! And he didn't want the tree shading the solar panels! (The lower part of this roof is over the greenhouse) So, what did my hubby do???
Yes, this is the same tree! I nearly cried! Hubby assured me it would grow back and be as beautiful as ever, just shorter. Well, a week later there was no new growth. Two weeks later, no new growth. Hubby started to question--maybe it wouldn't grow back after all! Now, nearly a month later the tree is started to bud in places--whew! Looks like we're going to have a pretty tree again after all!
When we get the solar up on the roof I will show you pictures! Actually, I think we are going to have a Solar Raising Party in July! For more information about our whole off-grid system, read Skinner's Fractured Off-Grid Tales!
I hope you have a great day!