Find us socially

You can edit this text in your Theme Options panel under \"Homepage Options > Features\"

This is a heading for the widgetized regions below

  • Recent Posts

    Chicken Coop/Greenhouse
    “We have a new greenhouse”, say the little red hens! A chicken coop sharing a common wall with the greenhouse. Not a new idea, but new to our neck of the woods. Windows in the shared wall allow air to flow. Warm BTU’s from the chickens at night, sun warmed air from the greenhouse to […]
    View post
  • IMAG2481

    Recent Posts

    Aphids, White Fly and Parasitic Wasps…Oh My!
    The days are getting longer. The Plants in the indoor garden that have fed us all winter are hammered but still producing. The short daylight periods and cool temperatures near the windows have taken there toll. Solar homesteading does not allow for space heaters or high powered lights to supplement the photo period. Normally it […]
    View post
  • IMAG2120

    Recent Posts

    January and the seed catalogs are arriving.
    Ever consider growing all your seeds? Well, at least some of them? Here in Southwest Montana  we grow about 75% of the seeds we use. Each year they seem to be better and better, adapting to our harsh, high altitude climate. Many times I grow the plants I need seed for indoors, or bring them […]
    View post
  • 028

    Recent Posts

    Solar, whats your angle?
    A client requested a consultation recently. He was building an out of state vacation home and it was time for solar. He had several quotes in hand for fixed panel roof mounted PV systems that were confusing. It seems these days every one needs a gimmick to sell their solar systems. Special panels, racks, etc. […]
    View post
  • IMAG2312

    Recent Posts

    Life Above The Clouds
    Once or twice a year we get this effect. Weather conditions push the clouds down below our level. Livingston is down there somewhere socked in. I know its just water vapor but it feels like being on the ocean. The Bear Tooth Plateau, the largest expanse of land above 10,000 ft in the continental U.S.A. […]
    View post
  • IMAG2266

    Recent Posts

    Local Sunday Brunch
    Its the Sunday after Christmas. Michele’s at her Moms. There’s a raging blizzard right outside the windows. No sun for two day but the batteries are full from the wind generator cranking full out for hours. Bare ground in the outdoor garden a week ago has been replaced by three feet of snow. Moving around […]
    View post
  • 013

    Recent Posts

    Winter Solstice
    Winter Solstice, Time to Thin the Onions! We have the challenge of growing food all year long. That is the goal. No frozen food, no canned food, no dried food. Well, at least not too much. So this year I planted some onions and beets later in August and left them under the protection of […]
    View post
  • IMG_0144

    Recent Posts

    Times They Are A Changing
    Times They Are A Changing The world is speeding up it seems to me. The seasons are more sporadic. Winter in spring, fall in summer, cold and hot in the same week. This fall we went from 50* to 23* in one day. The leaves on the fruit trees turned brown overnight. It seemed they […]
    View post

Earth Wind and Fire

A full service solar and wind power company offering design, installation, sales, service. Call for a free consultation.This is not a store front. All of our systems are custom designed after thorough site assessment. Installing renewable energy systems and teaching sustainable practices for over a decade. Based out of the Earth Wind and Fire Sustainable Research Center, an off grid, Bio-intensive mini-farm where we produce most all of our food and power. Tours of the Research Center by appointment only, late Spring through early Fall.
  • IMG_0074

    Portfolio

    Woodwork
    Random woodwork, cabinets and built ins by Earth Wind and Fire.
    View Item
  • IMG_3714

    Portfolio

    Costa Rica Hydro
    We can only take credit for supplying the equipment and consulting on this one. The crew from Harvey Mudd Collage did the real work and ended up with a good looking PowerSpout hydro power Install.  With no previous experience they took on this project with little more than a couple conference calls and a boat […]
    View Item
  • IMG_0063
  • 048
  • 100
  • solar pump 006
  • IMG_0474

    Portfolio

    Sheepherders Wagon
      One of the most unique and the smallest job we have ever done! Authentic sheepherders wagon remodeled for a bed and breakfast type farm stay. With integrated seasonal tilting rack, LED lighting and a 12 volt outlet for charging phones or laptops. The interior is beautifully redone to rival most hotels. Sheepherders…..eat your heart […]
    View Item
  • At the dig site

    Portfolio

    Field Palaeontology Lab
    Museum Of The Rockies Field Palaeontology Lab Array: Suniva 2250 watt Power Center: OutBack GVFX 3648 FP-2 Battery: 16 – U.S. Battery AGM L-16’s Voltage Out: 120/240 volts Output: 7200 watts continuous Type: Off grid / grid tie capable Mount: Standard RV type flat roof mount Back Up: automatic generator start When Jack Horner and […]
    View Item
  • 003
  • IMG_0215
  • Mona Directing

    Portfolio

    P.P.I. Remodel
    When the folks at Paradise Permaculture Institute  found a near perfect property to operate out of they needed some help. The residence needed work to accommodate offices and classrooms for the new non-profit. Several improvements where also needed to accommodate the many people they would have coming and going. Walls and doors and landings where […]
    View Item
  • Testimonials

    Attention To Detail
    Chris, my husband and I both appreciate the work you have done on our home. Your attention to details, thoroughness and integrity is unsurpassed. We know whatever you do it will be done with clear communication so we will have the job completed in the manner we desired. We also appreciated your suggestions on making changes that […]
    View feedback
  • Testimonials

    Sheepherders Wagon
    The sheepherder’s wagon is almost complete!  My dad just left today after a 16-day remodel marathon!  It’s looking so awesome and I can’t wait to show you all!  We are hoping to have it up for rent before too long. I also want to thank Michele Evans and her VERY patient husband, Chris!  They have been […]
    View feedback
  • Testimonials

    Flawless
    I have a grid connected, 115/230volt PV Solar system with battery backup, consisting of 48 AP-100 Solar Panels (rated at 89 W each in standard sunlight). It was installed in year 2000 and has reduced our electric bill over the years to about one half. There was some difficulty getting it to work properly at […]
    View feedback
  • Testimonials

    Integrity
    Clark and I are extremely pleased with the quality products you used for our solar energy as well as the professional installation. Your quick response to our phone calls and after the sale guidance proves your integrity and we will highly recommend you to others. Thanks again,       Clark & Debbie Hoffpauer
    View feedback