Posts tagged: water supply

Dry Cabin

By , March 18, 2017

I returned home on Thursday. In true Zeiger Homestead fashion, I arrived in town in the early afternoon, but because of an evening event at Aly’s work, and a late crossing tide, I wasn’t able to really reach home till after dinner in the evening. Since my return, I’ve become a bit water-obsessed.

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Drinking Water: Cleaning the Berkey

By , July 27, 2016

The last few weeks of sunny, dry weather before the usual July rains began represent the low point of drinking water filtration on our homestead.

When we used one-time filters in a fitted pitcher, we would often find the filters, which are meant to last about a month, clogging after two weeks or less. We learned to set them aside to dry in order to eke out an additional quart or two of filtered water, but after that, we had to throw them away.

Now we have the Berkfield® filtration system, or Berkey (see Drinking Water: Better Filtering). We’re making it through the low point of filtration in a different way; we’re also comparing it to what the directions led us to expect.

Looks like it's time to clean the filters again (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Looks like it’s time to clean the filters again (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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