Now that we have our barn and fencing done, we are looking forward to next year when we will start rebuilding our shop. We have a dream of installing a micro-hydro power generation system as well, so we thought it would be a good idea to figure out what equipment would be required so that we could design the space for it in the shop building. We had a consultant visit us to look at our creek and go over the options, and found that we have plenty of flow and head to generate what we would use and then some. So, we made a space in the shop to accommodate some inverters, etc. So exciting to think that we could be a net zero operation someday!
The next few months will be busy with that, plus helping out with the Okanogan Valley Fiber Festival planning. We have more people to help this year, which is a huge relief, as my plate is getting pretty full. I was elected Secretary of the North American Wool Co-op, which is a group of fiber farmers who have collaborated to market their fiber. There are many exciting things happening there that I will be writing about during the coming year, so stay tuned.
Bill and I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!