Visitors to the birdfeeder and backyard: Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.
Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Still the only wildflowers in bloom are the Purple Crocuses and Snow Drops. Waiting on the Daffodils and Tulips.
Purple Crocuses and Snow Drops Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Daily Electric Energy Used (69.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (63.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day, but colder outside. The Geothermal HVAC system was on. A deficit of 6.6 kWh.
Daily Electric Energy Used (53.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (63.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. The Geothermal HVAC system wasn’t needed for 24 hours, but I did run a batch of laundry. A surplus of 9.9 kWh. Five days in a row that the solar panels produced a surplus.
More wildflowers than what I know what to do with. THe deer are staying out of the electric fenced in wildflower meadows. They will nibble on any of the plants that grow out of the area. The Goldfinch love eating the Bachelor Buttons (Cornflowers). Also, lots of insects are attracted to the wildflowers. Some of the flowers include allium, baby’s breath, baby blue eyes, bachelor button (cornflower), black-eyed susan (coneflower), cosmos, coreopsis (calliopsis, tickseed), leopard bane, morning glory, poppy, siberian wallflower, sunflower, yucca, zinnia — and others that I haven’t identified.
Daily Power Use (50.1 kWh) from Sense and Solar Production (87.6 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. You can see from the power graph, that there were very few clouds and this is about the maximum amount of solar power that my system can generate.
It hasn’t rained for several days, and is quite warm out. The wildflower meadows are filling in nicely with lots of new flowers. A band of American Goldfinch moved in and started eating the Cornflowers (Bachelor Buttons). Several Sunflowers have opened up. I now have one sunflower plant that is nearly up to my roof.
Daily Power Use (51.8 kWh) from Sense and Solar Production (72.14 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Power use is up since I did laundry, two loads of dishes and the Geothermal A/C was running. Since it is both the end of the week, and month I’ve also included additional power & solar graphs.