The other exciting development is that I finally met with a landscape architect that specializes in native plants. Lisa Turoczi, from Earthtones Nursery, came up with some great suggestions for our "blank canvass" around the house and for some areas down by our brook. I'm looking forward to getting some plants in the ground around the house and get the birds and other critters back. I'm not getting anything to my bird feeder because there is no other habitat to attract them.
Next post will be an update on our solar hot water system (Spring version) and photos of my new solar clothes dryer.