Windward Farm, Washougal, WA- our work in progress, our money pit, our home!
Try living in the PNW, where we are farther north than some of you guys, and it is always gray/cloudy/raining--it is dark by 4:15 in December around here . On the other hand, it is finally light in the AM for me to clean stalls again! Yay!
Ditto And in a few weeks, it will not only be dark when I get home from work but it will also be dark when I LEAVE for work too. My cubicle is in the center of the building where there are no windows or natural light. And then I will slowly start to go insane...
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." --Dwight D Eisenhower
For solar power it would probably be pretty spendy to get panels powerful enough to light an arena. My husband and I were looking at panels just for camping and the one panel (to run a tiny fridge and keep the trailer battery charged) runs around $1200. Eeps! So I can only imagine how much it would be for an arena setup.
I hate it too! All I hear on the radio in the mornings on my way to work is "Yay standard time this and yay standard time that." I freaking hate it! We have lights in our arena, but it just isn't the same
Amen alagirl! We southern belles appreciate a nice tan however we can get one! Moderation is the key. And I too want to ride the whine train on it getting dark at 5:30. Thankfully I work 7-3 so if I hurry I can get a couple rides in during the week.