Iver in front of the straw house
When Iver Salvesen and his family bought the 240ha Muirhouse Farm near Stow, Galashiels, in 2003 it soon became clear they had to diversify income to protect the long-term viability of the predominantly sheep grazing farm. A planned extension to the farmhouse provided the impetus to examine energy use and ways of reducing fuel costs in more detail. “We began by measuring energy use across the farm, including the house, and discovered we were consistently using around 5kW of electricity,” says […]