It is now August 16, 2013. Nearly 2 years since the last post on this blog.
The summer here has been idyllic; sunshine, very nice and warm, and enough rain to keep things green. We even had time to take a short trip to the coast to see Cape Flattery during sunny weather:
Here we now have lots of veggies in the garden; and have already canned berries we found in the garden and surrounding wilderness.
The water filter endeavor here is going very well. Just in case anyone is reading this who has not read the other blog available in the above link; it might be interesting to check out slow sand water filtration. Google it. Stuff is all over the web. Set up a rain barrel and filter the water with a slow sand filter. Contrary to popular rumor, rain barrels are legal in most states.
We use slow sand water filtration here to filter roof water, and shallow well water. There is a cistern that holds 2500 gallons of water for emergency situations. There is no public water supply system here. Not needed. Doesn't matter, it rains here a lot. More later.