Here it is mid 2010 and I"m having a hard time finding many photos of 2009. According to my log book, we painted the big tractor, planted blueberry bushes, transplanted a bunch of asparagus, built a solar water heater, created a new pond, raised some meat chickens, and started building a fence around the barn.
Here is the porch the way it looked in early 2009.
As I said earlier, we built a solar water heater. It did not work but here it is on the porch roof.
It turns out there was just too much water in the pipes and it took a fully sunny day for them to heat up. Very seldom do we get a day with bright sunshine from sunup to sundown. So, what to do?