Although the house is built and has electricity, there is no internet or cable hookup yet. We decided that we will wait on that and concentrate on getting other things done first. Weeding the thistles for one.
|Thistle and No Bee|
|Drunken Bee in Our Thistle Field|
The passive solar idea of this house has surprised us. It remains around 66 degrees indoors. Outside it can range from 37 to 80 degrees. The wood stove is effective to getting the house up to 74 degrees. Turning on the fans in the cupola pushes the warm air that rise back down. And if that doesn't do it, we have wool sweaters, felted slippers and blankets. A nice comfy quilt will work, too.
Texture, pattern and color.
My mind's eye trinity.
And about 350 of these little hexies will do it.
Less than the number of weeds I pulled.
Be Brave, We are Thistle Warriors after all!