12.0 – on electricity and lack thereof

Well as i mentioned here i tend to update in bursts, dependent on many factors, the main one being amount of electricity. Recently, it has been colder and less sunny than usual for april (still burning my stove into may!) so i have not had much electricity at all.
I think also my battery is a bit shredded now as it moves into its third year. Plus i never replaced the cheap chinese regulator, which claims to do PWM but probably doesn’t.
So now i am in a situation where when the sun is shining, i can charge, but the battery never really fills up. So then i end up charging the laptop batteries in the afternoon and caning them at night. Works ok.
There’s pretty much always enough juice to charge the phone and what more could a girl want than that? [although having said that i am sitting here typing in candelight since with the light on we went down to the dreaded 11.7 earlier].

Right now? 12.0

Finally time to plant

Well it’s been a while, last post here (right now) is from a cold January, although I’ll probably fill in a bit in between. Last few months have been brutal, both in terms of events and temperature.
So it goes.
Now we are finally up at 20 degrees, no more frost, time to start planting out!

Today i put seeds in the greenhouse and the two raised beds in the front garden. Peas mainly in the raised bed you can see in the featured image!