Heifer & Fawn at Appleton Farm
These are not at our farm but rather a bit down the valley from us. Apparently a fawn has bonded with a herd of cows. From what I’ve heard the government has told the farmer he can’t keep a deer and his reply was he isn’t. It is simply there. It wanders freely with the cows, co-grazing, in amongst them for protection. It’s fun to see as we drive by his pastures.
Something interesting to note about the tiny cottage‘s temperature stability as shown is the numbers below is that the opening windows on the first floor and the loft window are all open. The cottage absorbs enough energy during the day to stay warm at night and the large mass of the cottage keeps it from over heating during the day despite its having so many big windows. This is something I couldn’t have achived with standard stick built construction.
When we had a greenhouse along the south side of our old farm house the temperature in there would swing wildly despite the several tons of raised beds and water container heat storage. Building the thermal mass right into the structure of the cottage was a much better solution giving more temperature stability, solving the humidity problem of cool glass and allowing us to gain more useful passive energy from the sun.
Outdoors: 73째F/51째F Overcast
Tiny Cottage: 71째F/68째F