Tuesday (11-January-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (87.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (35.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny, solar panels clear of snow. Geothermal HVAC heating the house, much of the day stage 2. Deficit of 51.7 kWh.

Thursday (16-December-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco.


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

Red Rover time-lapse video of the day. Today’s project was to attach the Woods PD-25 post-hole digger on Red Rover. Took a while to get it installed. Read the safety manual several times. When completed, dug the first of 170 holes for the deer fence project. Small issue of a bolt rubbing one of the safety shields, and a shear bolt falling out (didn’t shear, nut must not have been on tight enough). Tech from Belle Mead motors stopped by to fix the rubbing issue.


Daily Electric Energy Used (50.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (27.5kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC heating the house. Deficit of 22.8 kWh.

Saturday (11-December-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch.


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


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


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (46.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (2.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and Rain. Geothermal HVAC heating the house. Deficit of 43.5 kWh.

Tuesday (02-November-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Turkey Vulture, House Finch, American Goldfinch.


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

Time-lapse videos. 1) Removing pallet forks from Red Rover, attaching trailer hitch and trailer, moving 18 rolls of heavy duty deer fence. 2) Attaching front loader to Red Rover, then moving many loads of black mulch to to cover the Daffodil, Forsythia, and Lilac patch. 3) Emptying the rain barrels and hoses before it freezes tonight and tomorrow night.

Daily Electric Energy Used (50.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Mostly cloudy, and the Geothermal furnace is now on to heat the house. Indoor temperature set to 64° F. Deficit of 36.0 kWh.

Tuesday (19-October-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, House Finch.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (33.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. With the sun lower in the sky, the leaves on the Sycamore tree are blocking sunlight from the solar panels. Deficit of 11.6kWh.