Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Best Laid Plans
This is the one part of my camp-out plan that did not work. We had moved the washer to the back porch before we moved anyway since it flooded the house twice, and we just hooked it to an appliance extension cord and the garden hose. We had cold water, but it worked out great. I planned to do the same in camp since we have electric and water, but we forgot how rusty the barn water is. So I am lugging laundry to the laundromat every 4 days and spending a fortune to wash. We do have clothes lines up when the weather cooperates. We haul water for dish washing and drinking from my folks every day, which is eating up gas, and the delay on moving makes me concerned that we will run out of the money we set aside for camping. We have money, but if we must take from the other funds we will be crossing something off the list for the new farm (like sheep or cows, which is the whole point of farming) so I am trying to come up with some more creative ways to make things work. I looked into a small water filter system, but it cost a fortune as well. Such is life!