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.