We have been planning to install our solar and wind power system at EHO. We have researched many different structures and even considered building one from scratch. After many hours of research and planning, we decided to use a 40 foot steel shipping container to install our system. Half of the container will be used for the solar system and the other half will be used to store other farm equipment. The container was sanded, primed, and painted. A wall and door was built inside the container. R-insulation was used on the walls of the solar system’ s side to keep the room cool with an AC unit. We used uni-struts to build platforms for the charger, inverter and service panel.
Also we have over 25 fruiting Black Walnut trees on the farm. We have been clearing all the areas around the trees. Nuts are starting to fall and we are harvesting small groups of nuts for the hulls and the nuts. Once the hulls are dried and ran through the herb grinding machine, they are shipped to Global Healing Center. The nuts are cured and stored.
Pecan trees and Fig trees are fruiting and we are harvesting them for food storage.
August was extremely hot and we had to be careful working outside. There was not much animal activity this month. We saw, Hawks, Cranes, Crows, Blue Jays, Cardinals, White Birds, Baby copper heads and Deer.