So close to the 49th parallel, with its 8 hours of daylight at the winter solstice, my greenhouse receives only a little winter light. Subtract from those 8 hours the fact that the horizon isn't level, even with full southern exposure. Subtract again, the horizon hugging angle of the sunlight even at midday. And, subtract again, the frequently cloudy hours even several hundred miles and mountain ranges from the North Pacific Ocean ...
I have a natural gas furnace but do not turn it on until mid-March. It is needed for plant starts for about 6 weeks.
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks