We visited our friend Dennis today and picked up 12 battery cores he donated from his defunct bank. We also got to check out his latest project, repainting the dome exterior using this fancy 'Koolcoat' additive. Supposedly it can add up to R2 insulating with these tiny foam beads (think fluffy grains of superfine sand).
In other news, we have been letting the chickens out to scratch and explore a few hours per day. But because of our tenacious coyote, these outings must be closely supervised!