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Look what we have! Who hoo! Two 350 gallon, 1 250 gallon and 2 55 gallon barrels! Over 1,000 gallons of rainwater storage – given to us free! What a blessing!! Perfect timing as well! Monday we order the metal roof, pick it up Friday and hopefully start the install next weekend. Oh yea, so, so excited! (Sidenote: Yes, I know about the contents, it was soap, but I don’t think it really matters anyway, its just flushing a potty. Right?)
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Our first severe weather of the season produced somewhere around 5 inches rain in a few hours. Our “dry creek turned babbling brook” turned into a raging river, running *over* the drive. Cra-zy. Happy to report, it held up very well to the raging river.
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And y’all, just like that – spring sprung! The entire forest popped green just that quick. Spring always reminds me of God’s promises and blessings after the dreariness of winter. Everything springing back to life, the gray days are replaced with lots of sunny ones. His gentle reminder that everything, good and bad, are only for a season. Oh, love!
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Wash day at the homestead. Boiling water on the rocket stove. Washing socks with the plunger washer. And of course, dishes. Before you think I am some super mom – this is the first time we’ve done it like this! And after this chaos, not likely to happen often either. Then it occurred to me – if I can get the plumbing/rainwater hooked up this week, a washing machine is totally doable! It would be the first time in 4 years we have had a washer in our house! The pressure is so on…