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We have the power!

To you this probably looks like an eye-sore but to me this is another huge milestone in development at rosybee. After much deliberation (due to the extortionate cost) we decided that it was vital to have electricity. We wanted as wind turbine the planner didnt so, in the end we did go for a connection to the grid.  

The electricity will enable us to run an automated irrigation system and also to have a sump pump to keep our flood risk spot under control. In the winter we will also be able to run the propogation heat mats and some heat blowers to keep the tunnel from freezing. All quite essential.

Oh, and it will also be handy for a kettle; I cant quite get used to it and we are still boiling water for the tea on the little gas stove.