Both my Dad and Bro have been busy installing the Ventilated Improved Pit Latrine. I got to see it a fortnight ago and it is almost finished.
The majority of the walls are up. These were reclaimed sheets of corrugated iron off the old roof of the farm house.
One of the joys of the VIP Latrine design is the vent pipe which carries the odours away, well above nose level.
Plans are afoot to retrofit a slightly more elaborate toilet roll holder in due course.
This hand basin, once fitted, will maintain the strictest hygiene standards. This will ensure the transmission of any transient micro-organisms is kept to a minimum.
The view from this composting toilet will ensure joyful use for years to come.
Work has also commenced on a platform for the camping shower. The flooring will be secured, walls added and solar heated water installed. This should maximise comfort for all campers.
An old kitchen sink has been acquired from a road side clean-up for the kitchen. The generous bench space either side of the sink is perfect for the bush kitchen.
I got home from work the other day a little weary.
So I ventured into the front yard and picked another Pepino for dessert. It tastes like Rockmelon and grows massive fruit for such a small plant. At least on our block it thrives/tolerates a sunny position in bone dry soil. It is better known in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. That been said, it seems to cope just fine in Australia. It is not known to handle supermarket conditions well, so it is rarely stocked and best home grown.
Whilst I was at it, I grabbed a few more Blueberries as well.
Moving to the backyard, I picked some Cambridge Strawberries. These are worth growing for their scent alone, but make for excellent eating!
Next stop was the chook coop to collect further spoils of the day.
A modest yet satisfying dessert was shared with eggs in the bank for future days.