Category: Homesteading

Water Shuffle

By , July 24, 2019

We continue to receive less rain than we should expect at this time of year. While we get a few showers now and then, we don’t get the actual rains that water the gardens, fill our tanks, and freshen our forest (see Drought Busted).

The other day, I took our stiffest tape measure up to the summer water tank and plunged it to the bottom. We appear to have 2 feet of water in a tank that holds 5 feet or so of water. I calculate we have less than 400 gallons left.

Zeiger family homestead summer water tank

Our summer water tank (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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A Good Pair of Goggles to Protect the Eyes

By , March 12, 2019

In a previous post, I listed some of the essential tools of our homestead (see A Homesteader’s Tool Box). The idea came from my response to Sam Sciapaldi’s question for an article she planned for her website, Hello Homestead. When I read the final article, I saw that I’d forgotten one of the most essential homestead tools of all: safety goggles!

Perhaps I consider goggles more a safety item than a tool, (which wouldn’t explain why I thought of dust masks for the article, but not goggles).

However, I rely heavily on safety goggles for protection; I feel naked without them.

Safety goggles

My four most commonly-used pairs of safety goggles (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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