Thanks to the recent involvement of local folk Lola and North, the plastic was purchased and installed in time for seed starts to get a jump on the season. Bill’s go-to builder, Brian Buckner utilized a method taught to him by Sam, who kept a nice little garden in the center of Pine Plains for a few seasons.
Let there be water!
Another $4,000 invested into infrastructure, and now we have artisan water available for plants, animals and other people.
Still could use a solar heating solution, filters and other goodies– but major progress.
A number of creative improvements started cropping up through collaboration with a friendly and talented local landscaper J! Like custom milled planks used with the broken futon frame to make a new raised bed for our wheatgrass this year. And a busted bike from the basement combined with a truck alternator and battery (plus an inverter from J, now missing only a Charge Controller for an off-grid circuit!) to make a bike-charging station.
Plus take a look at the mylar-lined Sea Nymph, turned into a lampshade for some overdue alternative lighting for the main barn space…