in homestead •  11 months ago  (edited)



Before this huge improvement, filling water jugs was a difficult and time consuming task. It involved filling one small bottle at a time and emptying it into the larger container...very slow. Now, it pours out the end of our pipe,straight into any container.


It was relatively easy. I first took a five foot piece of half inch PVC pipe and drilled a few holes at the far end out the pipe. This will allow for as much water as possible to enter the pipe from any direction.

When we arrived at the spring, I began by digging the dirt back to gain better access to the main source of it.


After clearing the entrance, I then poked my pipe into the whole every which way I could until I was receiving the largest amount of water from the pipe. After finding the sweet spot with maximum water flow, I walked a short distance to a place in the spring that has natural clay and grabbed a couple handfuls. I used this to build a small basin around the spring and pipe to allow for even better flow from the slight build up of water pressure.



The end result is a beautiful flow of water delivering about 1 gallon(4 liters) per minute. This is even during our dry summer and expect it to be considerably more during spring and early summer.


This made Evan so happy as he has been wanting his own place to hang out. It started as a simple structure consisting of a few "tree poles"....


Then the frame was wrapped with some cheap tarps I picked up from our local Farm and Home store. I didn't get enough to cover it entirely, so we will need another one or two tarps.




It's total demensions are about 25 feet(9 meters) across and about 6 feet(2 meters) in the center. More then enough room for Evan his friends and the farm hounds.😁😁


is going great also!! Here's a couple pictures of us reading his history book.



Thanks again everyone, for stopping in as I continually update our progress as we move toward making our new homestead a self sustaining dream. We love you all and with you each the best as we send our love your ways.

All pictures are my own, taken with my Kyocera phone.

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Awesome! I'll take that. Thank you so much. Of course i upvoted you because this is an awesome idea you have!

Very nice. Where is the herb garden ? Or root veg garden ? Heh

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We have started the herb/root(medicine) garden and look forward to tending it come next spring dear friend. It 8s on the other end of the farm.

grow any super sweet tomatoes?

as for root veggies.. what about gingseng / maca / tonkat ali ?

Ginseng we got already. But we have a long way to go before we have all the different medicines we want.

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Thanks so much. It really means a lot! I'm not that great at this while blogging deal and I'm mainly documenting our family's lives so my kids will always have it. So, it's definitely not about the rewards. Although they are a wonderful added bonus as my steem account will be passed along when i am gone. Thanks again and i hope to see you around again.🤗

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Thanks my dear friend!!! Not sure if it's good enough for all that.😁 But I'll take it absolutely. I will definitely keep posting as I am using this as a way not only to document our lives for my kids,but also as an accountability partner. This way, I will keep at so i have new stuff to post. Do you mind if i ask how you came across my place here? I hope you have a great week, and thanks again, so much!🤗

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Thank you my dear friend. I hope you enjoyed the read!🤗

You're welcome... and I certainly did! ;-)

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Yeah, brother, we really do love it there. So much better then city living. Glad you stopped by. How have you been doing? And your family?

I am good John abd the family is doing great too.

What a nice blue Teepee you have here @johndoer123 .. and whoaa amazing school for Evan too😉 I like to see the progress of your homesteading life, it's like reading and adventure story.

It's like living in an adventure story! Every day is neat and amazing. Evan is so happy.

It's your happiness to see him happy too... enjoy your adventures 😉

that's wonderful happening's now brother, so you don't have to worry about the water because it will provide a gallon per minute. But thw environment is what really amazed me, beautiful trees.

so now you have water, I'm expecting that plowing field and planting plants is the next.

have a nice day my friend..

Well, we are heading into fall, so no planting till spring. We will keep working on these small improvements. Once the leaves fall of the trees, we will pick a site for home to be and begin preparing that. It will start with clearing the trees in that area. I hope you have a nice day as well dear brother.

fall and winter can plant tulips right? haha

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What a great post! Homesteading is hard work, but so rewarding. I spent some time off-grid a few years ago - loved almost everything about it. I'm stuck in the city now - would definitely prefer it where you are.

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Thank you for your kind words! I hope some day you'll be able to get back to the country living. It is so rewarding, you are right. We are having a blast and working our butts into the ground. Thanks for swinging in. I hope you'll stop in regularly and also i hope your week is filled with love and peaceful vibrations.🤗


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