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another day
January 30, 2012, 1:14 pm
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I posted the pics the other day of the cabin and chickens and rabbits, but forgot to mention the one pic of the tower and antenna is for my HAM radio setup.  I hope to be able one day to affford a YEASU FT-897 radio and a nice antenna. I also want to get (2) 123w solar panels and a charge controller, and a composting toilet would be awesome.  I really wish i could find a couple of corporate sponsors to donate these items to me, in return for reviews and product reccomendations. The solar setup i am trying to put together is just enough to charge a few 12v batteries so i can run (3) 12v lights, a 12v water pump, and the HAM radio gear, and in the summer a couple of the small 12v fans i have ( like the ones used in vehicles or school busses ).  The pic of the outhouse base is my design that i haven’t finished yet,  if i could get a composting toilet donated i would just make a solid floor and put the toilet in there, keeping it looking like an outhouse without alll the mess.  The only other big item i need is a 1500 gal water tank to setup the rest of my water supply system.  Oh well,   mabey someday .  who knows mabey i can win the lottery .

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i know its been…
January 28, 2012, 7:00 pm
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i know its been a while since i updated last, but i have been pretty busy with work and stuff.  My chickens are grown now and pumping out tons of eggs, One of my rabbits bred and had 5 babies but they all died,  so i bred it again last week to see what will happen.  The cabin is pretty much the same as it has been except i took most of the stuff out of it so i can polyurethane the walls to try and keep it from molding in there since there isn’t any heat except when i stay there.  I am working on finding a propane wall heater to install inside, as a backup heat source and to try to keep from killing my allergies so bad.  I also still have in the works a solar setup to charge the batteries to run all my 12v accessories. here are some of the pics i took today.  I even picked up 2 more of the 10 x 10 dog kennels to use for animal pens or possibly even fence around the cabin to keep the dog if necessary.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage