Friday, May 25, 2012

Farm Friday

Unlike when I was a child, deer are not rarities.  On any given day or night, you're likely to see a deer (actually many deer) on our farm.  They're beautiful animals and I love to watch them run and leap over fences.  However, they love most of the vegetables we grow on the farm.  As a result, we have to put up white mesh electric fences around a number of our gardens.  These fences are battery powered and when we first stated using the fences, we would expend one battery per garden per year.  The batteries are rechargeable, but there is a limit to the number of times they can be recharged.  The good news is that my husband discovered these:

Now our batteries are continuously recharged via solar cells, thus considerably extending the life of our batteries.  (Hmmmm...maybe I should have made this a sustainable living post.)  I love how we are able to not only generate power from the sun but are able to reduce the number of batteries that will end up in landfill.

1 comment:

ecogrrl said...

thank you for showing this...i was just on another blog that kept talking about ways to kill the animals interfering with their gardens, rather than deter them, and it upset me so greatly. thank you for showing there are ways to keep this balance humanely :)