Lots of change this last month!
The Well House is complete, including electric-powered irrigation and smart timers.
We've left plenty of room for growth, at least through 2024.
This Well House was custom built by ShedWorld, a local shed costruction company, to accomodate our well and gardening tools in one package. They did an excellent job and we will likely be returning to them for our 2000 sqft winery construction planned for end of 2022.
We may have gone a little overboard with 16-17 kW solar and over 60kWh of battery backup. Electricity is important and it's our job to use it responsibly. This solar system is designed to support the wells, pumps, controls, and our own day-to-day life in a single system--with or without the grid!
Not only does our comfort depend on having electricity, our very survival in our own little piece of earth depends on it. All of our water, heat, cooling, and even transportation (yes, we drive electric cars) will be fueled in-house!
Tesla has been great by offering us not only great deals, but sustainable solutions that are purpose-built for the unique lifestyle we've begun.
Zinfandel planted from rows 1 through 25!
You've already seen plenty of rows 1 through 25, but here's the actual start--vines! These 1-year Zinfandel saplings are in the ground and happy.
Thank you so much to Nate's Nursery for helping us get what we need so far from traditional "wine country". Nate has been outstanding and very helpful!