In order to be able to heat up the cabin quickly, or if I’m too lazy to build a fire I got a Mr Heater Big Buddy and a 20 pound propane tank. Heats quick and shuts off immediately if I need to leave. To help keep the heat in iI put a tarp across the ceiling until I get panels. Made a world of difference.
But first, today is the fourth anniversary of the previous pack member’s death. Frisbee never got to see the Pithole Homestead. She was a good dog. In her memory.
Now, Introducing a new member to the Pithole Pack.
She is from the Venango County Humane Society. They say she is 1 year old and named Lily. I have considered changing her name but she already knows it. Also when I say Lily real fast a bunch of times, like yodeling, she gets excited. She’s a Labrador Retriever mix, just as Frisbee was.
Here’s a few videos
Silly Lily and the Woods
Silly Lily and the Woods Chapter 2
Silly Lily and the Mirror
Silly Lily and the Mirror Chapter 2
Silly Lily and the Rope
Problem: the sun is too low in the sky to hit my solar panel.
Solution: use a mirror to reflect the sunlight back
It’s been a while. It seems a month or so ago I had a small heart attack. But I am back. I will be making a few changes here at the homestead. But first I want to do a little walk through on how things are now.
I finally got a small solar panel.
I have just hooked it up temporarily. I will mount everything permanent after I test for a while.
So far it is working great. It even charges the battery a bit more than the ac charger at the house.
Here’s how I stay clean at the homestead.
First the shower.
I still use the solar camp shower. Just fill the bag with water, lay it black side up in the sun for a couple hours, hang it up and voila. A hot shower. By the end of the summer I hope to have water run from the well to inside the cabin.
For laundry I just use a wash basin and hang the clothes to dry.