I haven't had much time for the web since moving. First there was the move and the resulting chaos to deal with. Then came getting the garden worked and the orchard in shape. Then it was emmediately followed by whipping the shop in shape (work-in-progress). At least you can actually see the shop floor now: recycled the old windows, 2 installed, three to go. Natuaral light is something the shop was missing: veggies this summer (20 varieties): The orchard and vineyard: Artichokes!!! boysenberries: 4 kinds of apples, four kinds of grapes and two kinds of plumbs: Poke sallat!!! (the stuff was transplanted from the deep south and is now growing wild) Then I indulged in some misc tasks: Cleared and huge assed oregon Grape that was blocking the view to the creek. I'm going to construct a deck here: got the compost heap situated: got the irrigation ran: the posts I set for a sat dish was in the perfect spot for my HD channels, but some cottonwoods were in the way of my local channels. I'm going to use the post set to install a pivoting windmill mast: then by late fall, it's going to be all about hydro power as well as wind. in the summer, the afternoon breeze runs 7 mph and the solar is 6am-8pm. This move to the stix has been a bit of a shock for the wife, but I'ma luvin' it! It is so quiet, 'cept for the sound of the running, cascading water in the creek. At night, there are litterally 1000 (or more) times the number of stars to see............it is even hard to pick out the big dipper amungst all those stars! for an unemployed person, I sure am working hard :unibrow:........ .......only this work isn't making some one besides myself rich.