New Porch with Battery Room underneath!
This summer was a very productive summer for us here at Peaceful Forest Homestead. My husband and I worked on so many projects and completed many of them. Now we are onto to even MORE projects. Isn't that the way life is? One project after the other. We were just saying that you never are finished. There is always something more to do. I feel content at the end of this summer, due to the fact that we accomplished so much.
Root Cellar door leading to what is now the Battery Room!
One important project that is just about finished, is closing in our battery room. It is built under the porch and connects to the root cellar by the original cellar door. My husband made sure to keep the two areas completely separated. The reason for that is we don't want anything that could generate heat or smells of any kind in the root cellar, since that is where our food is stored. The battery room will store our batteries in a box built special for them. It will also house our water heater, that will run when we are getting more power into the batteries than is needed. Instead of dumping the power, which would waste it, it will heat the water.
Water Heater and Pressurized Water Tank!
The pressurized water tank is next to the water heater. The water will be piped in from our well. Those pipes are already in place. Our water pump is the very next thing I think, that he has to hook up. Then the next project for my husband is to pipe that water into the kitchen and bathroom. Our washing machine is in the bathroom just dying to be used! It means the end of fourteen years of washing most of the laundry by hand! I can't wait!
Copyright © 2013 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2013 Kathleen G. Lupole