First of all, I want to apologize to everyone who came to the market to pick up their Farmshare on Saturday and may have not found everything you were looking for. We had a communication error that resulted in several items not being re-supplied.
We are going to try extra hard to prevent that from happening again, but it is a fact that we have more variety on Thursdays. Learning how to run a farm market three days a week poses a lot of interesting challenges that we are still working on.
As some of you might remember, the climate battery is a series of buried pipes in the greenhouse. Large fans blow air through the pipes to store solar heat during the day by heating the soil beneath the greenhouse. At night the fans turn back on, bringing the the stored heat back into the house. In theory, this system should keep the house from freezing all winter long.
Today I met with Jeff Ross, the excavation contractor that did all of our greenhouse site work, including setting up the climate battery. He came because our climate battery was half flooded for most of last winter. When trying out a new technology, problems like this are to be expected.
We walked around, told a few jokes and came up with a plan to get it draining. I’m hopeful that we will have full use of the system this year. I’ll be sure to post pictures of our repair efforts and how they turn out over the coming winter.