Sunday, July 14, 2013
All energy we consume (i.e., food, gas, electricity) ultimately comes from the sun. Even fossil fuels were once ancient plants or animals that were preserved underground in such a way to allow for energy conversion today. Up to now, gardening has been our primary means of converting solar energy into a usable form. Bringing lambs, broiler chickens, and more turkeys onto the farm has required that we scale up our fencing infrastructure. We chose an electric fence, and are proud to be running it on a solar panel. It's just a start, but we hope to include other alternate forms of energy production on our farm in the future.