The cows were still lounging in the loafing shed at 7:30! Usually they are waiting impatiently for breakfast at the hay feeder.
"Aquaponic Gardening" arrived in the mail a couple days ago and I have been devouring it. I think our barn has great potential for setting up an aquaponics system! (Now if we only win the lottery.)
After our breakfast we went outside to play with some toys. Rog roof-raked the solar panels. We got about an inch of snow last night and when I did chores the PVpanels had been snow-covered. By the time we raked them, about a third of the snow had already melted off. They were producing 1600 watts of electricity, partially covered in snow, but they are much more efficient when the light isn't blocked. As Rog raked the panels he could easily reach with the roof rake, the production went up to 4800 watts. They heat up quickly uncovered and the snow slides off. I just checked now, about 45 minutes after roof-raking and they are totally melted clear and producing 6700 watts at 1 p.m. on a sunny winter day!
Now we have no more excuses--time to tackle the dreaded project: taxes.