Friday (05-November-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco.

Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Time-lapse videos working outdoors and using Red Rover. 1) Switching front loader on Red Rover to pallet forks, filling Red Rover with diesel (5 gallons after 12 hours of use), moving the pallet of wood delivered by Home Depot. The pallet was too heavy for Red Rover to lift. I had to transfer four sheets of 4′ by 8′ of plywood to a different pallet, then move the pallet. The remaining eight sheets of 4′ by 8′ of plywood were transferred on Red Rover’s forks to the plywood pallet. The remaining 4″ by 4″ and 2″ by 4″ posts remained to be moved on another day. 2) Building Storage Logic (10′ x 10′) storage shed 2. This time was faster and easier than the first storage shed. Experience, and no wind. Still it took longer that the 2 hours for 2 people to assemble the shed…

Daily Electric Energy Used (57.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Mostly sunny. The Geothermal furnace is now on to heat the house. Indoor temperature set to 64° F. Deficit of 29.4 kWh.

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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