Monday, May 17, 2004

Great Weekend at the Cabin

We had a great and productive weekend at the cabin this past weekend. We went up on Thursday evening. It had been snowing on Wednesday and Thursday (and continue into Friday morning). There was probably 6” of new wet snow on the ground. It was a “winter wonderland”. On Friday, the sun came out and melted the snow and it warmed up to be a nice day.

Friday night we took a late afternoon drive around the area and saw 4 moose! We saw a cow that is probably 3 years old very near the cabin. We think she has been visiting the salt lick at the cabin. A little later we saw the “twins”—a cow and bull probably 2 years old. They were along the main county road. Then, we drove down to Sand Creek and saw another cow there! Four moose, all within about 45 minutes and all within a mile of the cabin!

On Saturday, Ted Hanlon and a helper, Simon, brought 8 new Kyocera PV panels up and installed them. They work! For the first time in two years I am able to charge my batteries from the PV panels! In fact, they were performing beyond their specifications, each 24 volt string was providing about 8 amps of charging current, for a total charging current of 32 amps! Combine that with what comes from the wind generator, and we are in great shape. I am so happy this ordeal is finally over.

On Sunday, we cut some wood. I’ve been dragging dead logs from the forest out to the road and we cut one of those piles into logs small enough to fit in the wood stove and fireplace. I still need to do some splitting, but we have a good invetory of wood now.

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Posted under: Cabin News • by Rick on 05/17/2004 at 10:37 AM
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