Birds of the Day: Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, and House Finch.
Backyard Summer Birds of the Day. Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed at my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Now that it is getting hot, the birds are starting to use the birdbath to cool down. Time-lapse video of a Gray Catbird in the birdbath.
While moving the last of the hot pepper plants outdoors, I discovered a batch of very tiny Stink Bugs that just hatched on the back side of a pepper plant leaf. Now I know what to look for so I don’t have as many infesting the house.
Daily Electric Energy Used (59.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (82.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Much more sun. A surplus of 22.8 kWh.
Weekly Electric Energy Used (411 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (356 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Lots of cloudy days and a Tropical Storm during the week. A deficit of 55 kWh.
I caught two Stink Bugs lurking in the Ground Cherry plants growing in my indoor hydroponic farm. I wonder if they are the cause of the white patches on the leaves. Supposedly, Stink Bugs are vegetarian…
During this time of staying at home (for me day 38), I did recently get a delivery of fresh food from Whole Foods. Items that are difficult or impossible with the indoor hydroponic farm (eggs, cheese, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, apples, pears, pineapple, grapes). I used the broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower to prepare dinner.
Daily Electric Energy Used (53.9 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (7.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of clouds and rainy. A deficit of 46.1 kWh.
I harvested about two quarts of Strawberries from my indoor AeroGarden hydroponic farm. I then made Strawberry jam using just the strawberries and Wild Girls Honey from my sister using an Instant Pot recipe I found on the internet. Later in the day I found a Stink Bug on a Pepper leaf. I know they say that the Stink Bugs are vegetarian, I still consider them a pest.
Daily Electric Energy Used (67.9 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.4 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of rain and colder outside. A deficit of 61.5 kWh.