To anyone complaining about the heat, please quit it. We need these balmy temperatures to continue, and have a decent summer for a change. If we continue like this, we will have to water the garden more, and those saints at the water companies wont go out of business.
I have recently installed a solar panel onto the roof of my shed, to power some garden lights, and a water pump. The idea behind this is when it finally rains, I can fill up the water butt, and use the hose with rainwater rather than tap water. This is all basically a test run for a concept house I want to buy. Somewhere cheap, as I am so skint I’ve been offered spare change from a Big Issue salesman before now. I have my eye on a place, but because it is just for a proof of concept, I am not sure it is worth the money.
I would love to go into the ideas for the concept house further, but I feel that someday I will need to be patenting a couple of those very ideas, so the less said the better. The whole idea is based around energy saving in the home, without sacrificing comfort. Unless you are one of the few people in the world who don’t feel you are doing good unless you are suffering a little. I think it is because we have made the planet suffer so much at our hands, we unconsciously feel we deserve some penance for our wrongs. In many ways this seems right, and I, for one, have no problem with physical discomfort, as long as I do not have to endure any. With this in mind it should be possible to synergise good ecological values with good living. This still might not mean you live perfectly. We all probably spend too much time on phones or tablets, watching tv or playing online games. My feeling is that by doing these things, you shouldn’t be screwing up the planet any further than it already is, so using renewable energy is a must. That and saving water, another resource that should not be underestimated.
As I type this on my iPad, it is charging from an inverter attached to the solar panel, so I feel happy that this is green blogging, as well as the fact I am saving a little money at the same time.
The pic at the top is a strawberry plant pic just showing off the real MVP, the sun itself.