|Summer view of greenhouse and panels|
Next door, the college students decided it was a good day to sit on the roof. The put on jackets, found some cokes, and climbed up. The last one carried his iphone and speakers. Once they were arranged in a line, looking west over the street, they turned on the tunes. Beatles songs. They sang along, belting out “Hey Jude” at the top of their lungs, followed by “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” like they were the first generation to ever do so. A couple of friends joined then. They grumped about school work and the football game. Then “Here Comes the Sun” came on. They were quiet, basking in the setting sun.
Down below, I put away my tools and latched the chickens in for the night. “Good-bye roof,” one of them said as they descended and headed inside for dinner. “Good night sun, “ I added and moved inside myself.
Solar output for the weekend—3.5 KWH, which is about what we produced in the five days leading up to the weekend.
Pumpkin Streusel Pie
Start with a crust, add filling, then streusel. Bake in 350 degree oven until set.
2 cups of cooked pumpkin, mashed
1.5 cups of cream
¾ cup of brown sugar
½ t salt
1.5 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
½ t nutmeg and cloves
¼ t allspice
½ c brown sugar, oats, chopped walnuts
¼ c flour, butter
½ t cinnamon