“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” William Jennings Bryan

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

Monday I called the heating oil company and closed our oil delivery account. Monday was the same day that our geo thermal heating/ cooling system was started up.

Geo thermal is simple – water is drawn from a well, piped through a heat exchanger, and returned to the aquifer through a return well.

I recognize that I still drive a car and use oil in other ways, but at least I can eliminate up to a thousand gallons of oil per year from our footprint. The next step will be a wind turbine to supply us with electricity, but that’s still a few years off, and will require a bit of research and planning. All in all, we are patiently taking a more sustainable direction in our lives, and it feels good…and it feels right.

Well boring rig in place for main well

Well supply truck

Main well finished and capped
Return well and piping trench
Running the electric wires
Prepping the submersible pump for installation
The heat exchanger during installation

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