Calvin Allen with Ground Wind Turbine

Gardening Ahead

The last 2 weeks have made a big change in the garden area. The garden is mostly tilled and has been providing some harvest.  The spinach is doing very well and Sunday I was able to give some to a lady in our church that really loves it. I will post some pics of the progress soon. The Asparagus is also doing well, We had our first bunch Saturday the 9th of April and had a very large bunch today. We brush it with olive oil and then sprinkle garlic salt on it and wrap it in aluminum foil and grill it for about 15 minutes.  I have planted 2 rows of corn and hope it will not be lost to frost.

We usually don’t  have late frost here because we are at a good elevation for this area. The elevation is also a plus for the wind turbine. I am going to set one in top of a tree that I have topped and see how it works. It will be about 30 feet up. I also have a tower to put one on but want to try the tree first. I am planning on the tree living so I won’t have to remove or replace the structure any time soon.  I will also upload some pics of the install. The fruit trees are just about done blooming and the cherry trees bloomed very heavy too.  We have seen a lot of honey bees in the trees this year and that is a good sign, since we haven’t seen too many for several years.. Maybe I can find the honey tree and rob some of the honey this fall. I spent some time in the woods Friday and again Sunday and found about 30 black morels.  We had them for lunch today and for me this is a real treat.. Hope to find more soon and will continue to look and post if I find any more.

Posted in Gardening.


Calvin graduated from Mineral Area College, majoring in Electronics, Physics and Math. He has worked at Westinghouse Electric as a design engineer for 3-phase transformers and Quality control of built product and at Callaway Nuclear Plant in start-up support and Materials Engineering, Electrical division. He has had owned his own business in electrical and communications for over 20 years and has built several homes as a general contractor. However his biggest interest is in providing Alternative Resources of Energy for rural homes and industries at a reasonable non cost-prohibited expense to customers. Calvin also had a small greenhouse business to help fund his college education and continued to do greenhouse and gardening for a added income through out the years.. Loves to garden and work with plant care. Calvin also did several years of electronic service and repair of Electronic equipment on hybrid and tube type of equipment. Calvin still studies about organic chemistry and other alternative energy services and supply solutions. Currently working on some inexpensive DIY collectors from 4 inch schedule 35 pvc with spray adhesive and alluvium foil to heat water or antifreeze for heating system.. Will show work as completed.

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