In this shot, my son Phil and his wife Megan came over to help with the solar panels. Here they are working on installing them on the back fence. Thanks for the helping hand!Next you see the system all set up and ready to go. We are waiting for some sun!Finally, yippee! It works! This made my day and it makes a sparkling color spot in the back yard. Now for some new plants, pathways, etc.!
Monday, January 30, 2006
Solar Fountain - We Have Lift Off!
This is an homage to DPR of the New Dharma Bums blog. He documents all of his home and garden projects and shares them with us, his avid readers/fans. The things he accomplishes single-handedly are truly jaw-dropping. For the last several weeks, I've been working on my own little project, putting in a solar fountain in my back garden. It has involved doing research on what systems will work, ordering parts on the internet (from Solar Biz), digging a trench for the wiring between the fountain and the solar panels, and then the installation. DPR would probably have completed this whole deal in hours, not weeks, but that's why he's one of my heroes! Here's a photo of the fountain lying on the ground waiting for assembly.