Yippy: Well the electric company made it to TRV…

Busy day yesterday…

I mowed for hours and hours. Mom’s yard is done and beautiful. Everything is trimmed and fruit orchard is cleaned up. We have lots of raspberries and cherries Gonna be a good apple year also…


The big thing is that we finally got electricity back and they hunted down the main issue. Now lets hope that it did not cause future issues?

“Knock on Wood” as they say…

Our trunk line or branch line was down. No power and when they fixed the fuse on the trunk, it blew again soon after. They found the culprit. What I call the yellow house and that home is empty and had no one living there for years now, had apple trees completely grown thick around the power lines leading to the home. These lines had dead shorted the line that feeds us our electricity…

So the power company did what they do best, solved the issue and chopped chopped the apple trees away. Thank goodness and I loved the pole mounted tiny chainsaw. Really need one of those. It made quick work of even the biggest part they cut down. Now, limbs everywhere and power lines are clear…

I looked up our tidbit of info today: Wood is a great insulator, but why do trees short out power lines?

The tree is full of moisture and it (that moisture) can short out and blow the fuse that protects the power line circuit. In this case the apple tree had grown thick around the homes power entrance lines. When it started to rain it naturally blew the main fuse at the pole. While the wood does not conduct electricity, the moisture in the leaves and trees are able to conduct electricity…

So, in this case when the rain fell, wind blew, the tree had multiple branches touching the power lines and a dead short was created. This is a good example of Mother Nature taking back what we build…

Even if no rain and wind, ultimately the tree would finally grow enough to ground the wire and make a good shorted connection and it would fail. For our entrance cables to most homes are bare wire, not insulated covered wires to the homes. Even with insulation, these trees will rub that cover off sooner than later and short it all out…

Therefore, thank you power company. But, a big “Boo and Hiss” to home owners that abandon there homes in tiny villages. The owners live in Ryazan and the Fish Village and they are close by actually. They have stopped caring about the family home and the Yellow home is starting to fall down. I see the signs of Mother Nature taking its toll. This electric issue is one of those signs…


Yesterday while mowing the field area, I watched dozens of people taking pictures of our Russian Flag Rock…

Painted big rock I mounted on end last year, Russian Flag…

I have found that most Russians are so introvert, that they do not show much in the way of imagination. Yet, they are able to appreciate when someone does show imagination and with the SMO going on in Ukraine by Russia, simple things like a Flag Rock are important and the people appreciate such things…

Going along with this same situation. I had several people come up to me and ask, “Are you the American?”

Father Pavel of the Monastery is busy as a bee at times telling people about the Tiny Russian Village American and or course the Big Village knows me well. Thus, they wonder out to our tiny spot in the world and say hi at times…

Slows down how much I get done sometimes, but it is all good and very good PR for the Tiny Russian Village…


I think today I will pick a bunch of raspberries and dry them for Sveta and her mom to have raspberry tea this winter…

Have a nice day!

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.