Outdoor solar shower circa 2003
The weather’s been very pleasant lately – very odd thing to say in July. Saturday night we witness a lightning storm in the mountains just north of us as some tropical moisture moved up from Mexico. We didn’t get any rain though.
With the warmer temperatures, the indoor bathing facilities are no longer in use. It’ll stay that way until the temperatures dip in a couple months time. Instead we use the outdoor solar shower which drains the used water into the surrounding edible landscape — just look at these gorgeous bananas that seem to be thriving. After the devastating freeze of ’07 they seem to coming back! The fig tree (located on the right) is loaded with fruit which should be ready very soon. Surrounding the shower are low growing mints and sugar cane.
The winds of change are blowing, there’s an uncertainty and unstable future that’s unfolding, we are all going to face many challenges as individuals and as a community.
With utlity rates across the country going up by nearly 18% in some parts of the country, not to mention water hikes here in the West, what sort of low impact measures are you instigating in your household?
As oil, food prices skyrocket and with talk of shortages how are you preparing for hard times? Even Britian has urged their citizens to go back to the WWII mentality of ‘waste not.’