Category: Homesteading

Gray Water Muck Out

By , August 15, 2018

A week or so ago, our shower drain clogged. That’s not a big deal; we keep a plunger in the corner of the shower stall, and one often gives it a few plunges in the middle of a shower. This time, the clog came right back. Soon, we had standing water in the stall, with only slight draining.

We had a problem!

gray water system

Mark hit gray dirt…er, pay dirt! (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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Trying to Gain Headway

By , May 6, 2018

Here on the homestead, we have entered the early days of what we consider the summer season (see Circle of the Seasons: Summer). This year, it’s all different.

We’ve had an odd year so far. The latest oddness has been our weather. General conversation suggests that everything’s late this year, but a neighbor observed that perhaps it’s not late, it’s just not as early as it has been for the past few years.

Whatever’s going on, we’re getting cool, wet, windy weather. Our headway suffers as a result.

changin weather on Lynn Canal, Alaska

The view’s improving after recent high winds (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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