We first built our outdoor solar shower back in 2003 to save energy and to reclaim greywater for irrigated the surrounding edibles. Through the years the outdoor solar shower has gone through a few improvements and everyone enjoys using the facility during the warm weather months.
This week, another outdoor bathing (or showering I should say) facility is being erected here on the urban homestead. This one is situated in our “citrus grove” and will also be a trellis structure for climbing vegetables. What a luxury, the urban homestead now has two showers! Yet another simple and practical solution for low impact living and irrigation practices. That’s how we like to do things here on the urban homestead – keep it simple.
Justin, now in possession of the camera (oh, dear!), snaps a photo of me harvesting dinner (I just harvested a zucchini) Farmer D ‘s the the background looking over the afternoon’s work on the shower/trellis structure.
On a different subject. The shirt that I am wearing is about as old as I am. Honest. It has been passed down three generations. Talk about second (third) hand! Unlike clothes to today, it’s not disintegrated on me yet and that’s how our family saves money. We are able to live frugally and yet well. Oh, and the pants – they are hand me downs from a friend.
Solar Update: Our solar panels have passed the 8,000 mark!