Journey in the Woods

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Still to do

So, yeah, that still needs to get moved.  They're 900lb empty, you know.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Crack update

So, faithful readers will remember I posted about being sad we had some cracks in the walls from the house settling.

Well, I made some attempts to fix them up, and it seems like it worked!  I made up a putty of fine sand and lime putty and actually painted it on with a brush:
Then I wiped it off after it dried a bit, which left the stuff in the crack.  Then I went back with typical whitewash and painted over it 3 or 4 times, doing the standard wetting it down and wiping it down between coats.  It turned out GREAT!


You can't even see the cracks in person, let alone these photos!

Check out the front of the living room bench, even from the photo above! 


Saturday, November 09, 2013

Electronics and Attack!

So here's a couple of photos that were in my phone for reference, but I find them interesting.  I used them for reference by snapping the picture and then coming back to my laptop to look things up online.  This pumpsaver thing is part of the well electronics, and it's not liking the new, smaller generator we want to use up there. I need to figure out how to recalibrate it.

This is the 2 fuses in my 'combiner box' that's up on the roof, where the solar panel feed comes in and combines into one power cord.  I took this because I just ordered another set of panels so that we can have more power.  Luckily for me, the combiner box will take more power, and I managed to find panels that have the same 'open circuit voltage'.  I almost couldn't, as the kind we have have gone out of style.


These are showing the destruction of the chicken tractor by forces unknown.  We came down to check on it one day and found that something(s) had trashed it.  Wood is splintered, chicken wire pulled apart, the thing is trashed. 

Amazingly, the 2 remaining chickens (did I mention one got sick and died?) survived!  They must have run off in to the woods. They now won't go near the tractor or the hen house.