This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013


Up here we are blessed with an abundance of water. We are surrounded by lakes, streams, ponds and rivers. It doesn't matter which direction you travel if you're not careful your feet will soon be wet.

However our soil is extremely sandy and soon after a rain it is bone dry. This isn't good for Mary's gardens. 

The solution is rain water collection. We use this tank to hold 80 gallons of water coming off our roof. (That black pipe is usually inserted into the tank, but the tank is full so the pipe has been removed)

Thanks to Perry at Home Hardware, we got a tap attached so we could connect a garden hose and send the water ....

down the hill to the second tank closer to Mary's garden. This usually gives us a six to eight week supply of water and by then we've had enough rain to fill them up again.

Speaking of water, Mary was out on the lake this week and came home with these beauties..................

Another delicious meal of fish and sweet potato fries.

Looks like we are in for warmer weather so I'm sure we will be back on the water next week.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. You two are sure living the good life!

    1. Hi Rhonda;

      Yes if you love the outdoors this is a great place to be. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

      Still lots of jobs left to do but we take it one day at a time.