Thursday, August 23, 2012

dishes and organizing

It can be difficult to compress umpteen linear feet of cabinet space from our previous home into a very small footprint at the holler. But I think I'm making progress. I actually enjoy washing dishes now -- it's therapeutic in a way (as long as I don't let them sit for more than a day or two). However, I am constantly vigilant about our water consumption because it hasn't rained for a few days now, and the creek is only at a trickle. We've discussed installing a much larger water holding tank for droughts like this (a funny word to me out here because in my experience, the word drought does not normally coincide with greenery, which we stil have plenty of, but I have a lot to learn about the local watershed and its ways, so until we have some level of water security, we keep a close eye on the water in the tank).

Vessels. It's an obsession, I tell ya.

I managed to fit a lot of dishes in the tiny drying rack I scored at DG (Dollar General).

Note the extra greasy hair that hasn't been washed in three days as a result of
my water conservation efforts. I did, however, finally pluck my eyebrows.


  1. Your hair will turn the rain better when it comes!
    The lack of rain may not affect your well if you have one of those.

    1. No well here -- just two springs! I think getting a bigger holding tank would be less expensive than drilling a well, but we'll have to see.

    2. Ok, that is what we have is a spring and they have what looks like a septic tank (new I hope) and buried it just below our spring and then the pump in the spring house draws from that. Probably holds hundreds of gallons. The over flow goes down to the creek and that is where I get my drinking water as it tastes better before it goes through the iron pipes to the house. I wonder if you could run both springs into one tank and have a pump house at that point?