Generating our own Solar Power

We have installed Solar Panels on our barn roof that could generate up to 10 kW per year in electricity. We feed this electricity back into the Ontario Power grid and get paid a guaranteed rate per KW/hr for twenty years. This is a great investment for the future, and I am pleased that the Ontario government supports renewable energy.

The panels were installed and running in December, 2012. Unfortunately January and February were very cloudy months, and the panels were often covered in a thick blanket of snow. But now it’s April, we’ve made it into Spring and the sun is now here and the panels are quietly generating lots of energy.

Drink up Ontario – I am glad I can now contribute power to the grid.  Every little thing we do counts to making this world a more sustainable place.



Ride for the Cure

On September 30, we participated in the CEREC sponsored Pink Ribbon Ride for the Cure to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research in Ontario. There were a total of 128 riders participating this year, despite the drizzle. We helped raise $28,000 for research and enjoyed seeing all the cool costumes.

We painted our horses with giant pink dots!

Pink dots for Cancer Research
All dotted up for a party!