Tom and Barbara were nearly ready to put the finishing touches on their plans of self reliance. Until now, they had put together a garden, which gave them food and a source of extra income. They had set up three sources of power from solar energy, a wind generator and a hydropower generator. This gave them a source for hot water as well as a way to power all of their appliances and lights throughout their property. They were able to get goats and bees, both of which gave them additional food sources as well as more income. They had even lessened their reliance on city water works a great deal.
The passive solar heating system uses heat diffusion, the process where heat fills a space. They do not use a pump or any type of mechanical means to distribute the heat.
Unless you have a free-flowing stream on your property, you can rule out hydropower. And nuclear energy, though it doesn’t use carbon-based fuel, has major waste disposal and other issues.
When you look at what is happening around the developed world, you see very similar economic issues, mostly tied to debt. Along with Greece, other European countries are also struggling with the real potential of economic calamity.
The power supplier is the one we are eagerly waiting for. The reliability of fossil fuel for long is not dependable. The disappearance or the slow depletion of fossil fuel is a reality.
These days, technological advances mean that is perfectly possible to do just that – run your car on water! And it’s not that difficult. Just a quart of waterprovides over 1800 gallons of HHO gas. That’s enough to run your car for months and months!
A chicken coop would give them everything from free meat and eggs, to fertilizer for their garden and an extra source of income to add in with the income from their garden surplus. Barbara was on her way home from working a job. Could this be why she was so insistent on Tom building a chicken coop?