Power

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.


The cord is run through the windows…


To the controller and the battery…


And on to my voltage adapters and equipment.

So far it is working great.  It even charges the battery a bit more than the ac charger at the house.

Wash day

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.


For all washing, shower, clothes and dishes, I use original biodegradable Ivory soap.  It’s 99 44/100% pure.  What the other 56/100% is I don’t know.

Window Dressing

  • Today I did a little dressing up of the inside window frames on the cabin. This is what they looked like unfinished.

Although they were framed and didn’t leak they weren’t very pretty. So I made use of the 1 x 4s I had left from when I took the shelving out of the original shed. A little measuring, cutting, routing and painting and this is the result.

Much nicer.

The Two Bears

 


Two curious bruins were exploring the homestead this morning. One looked in the the window and said “somebody has been sleeping in my bed”.

After reviewing the video I believe what I thought were two yearling cubs was really a mother and her yearling.  The bear who stayed back in the woods appears a bit larger than the one who came to the door.