Solar Water Heater Mulberry

Posted on: July 3, 2015 by in Solar Water Heater
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Solar Water Heater Mulberry


As we already know, homesteading kids get dirty! It’s a fact of life. It’s a healthy fact of life. The kids are far better for it than living in a sterile indoor environment, sitting there watching tv, or playing video games. The kids have a lot of fun getting dirty, playing with the animals and caring for them with their daily chores.
When the kids get dirty – I mean REALLY dirty – muddy from head to toe, we don’t allow them to bring the mud or muddy clothes into the house. So how are they to clean up if they can’t come in to the shower when they get really muddy? The answer is simple: Start with the garden hose and hose off the worst of the mud from them and their clothing. Put the still dirty clothing in a big tub full of water to soak prior to washing. Finish hosing the remaining mud off the kids. They can either go in to the house and bathe or they can wash in the outdoor shower. An outdoor shower is simple to assemble out of a few pallets and a garden hose. Using a few pieces of PVC pipe, and a cheap shower head,you can build an outdoor shower in less than hour that will work quite well in the warmer weather for cleaning excessively muddy, dirty kids. You can even easily add a small solar heater to it by placing a water tank on top of the shower or beside it painted flat black that will absorb the heat from the sun during the day and provide warm water for showering later in the day. The added benefit from this is that they have fun with an outdoor shower ­čÖé

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16 Responses

  1. Homestead Kids says:
  2. Southern Homesteading says:

    Oh, to be a kid again! Smart to have an outdoor shower.´╗┐

  3. buck tooth bettys boyfriend says:

    NICE VIDEO… THUMBS UP N FACE BOOK SHARED.´╗┐

  4. Outdoorsman says:

    Trying to think of the last time I splashed around in the mud…It’s been a
    while..´╗┐

  5. Homestead Kids says:

    As we already know, homesteading kids get dirty! It’s a fact of life. It’s
    a healthy fact of life. The kids are far better for it than living in a
    sterile indoor environment, sitting there watching tv, or playing video
    games. The kids have a lot of fun getting dirty, playing with the animals
    and caring for them with their daily chores.
    When the kids get dirty – I mean REALLY dirty – muddy from head to toe, we
    don’t allow them to bring the mud or muddy clothes into the house. So how
    are they to clean up if they can’t come in to the shower when they get
    really muddy? The answer is simple´╗┐

  6. Yooper Digger57 says:

    Man It was great to be young Hose them down lol´╗┐

  7. Teresa H says:

    Love outdoor showers. We have one for when we’re working in the yard and
    need to get some grim off before going in. Also works for cooling down in
    the summer, the just sit and air dry for awhile. God Bless you and your
    family.´╗┐

  8. Sephardic_AnusimVA says:

    I played in the dirt as a kid, and never really got sick. Some parents
    today, are raising their kids in a sterile surrounding, that leads to
    sickness after the first exposure.´╗┐

  9. Fred Aldridge says:

    I think some woman would pay a small fortune for a mud bath at one of these
    fancy health spas. Your kids have all the mud they want for free. Glad they
    had fun.´╗┐

  10. tamra misenheimer says:

    Instructions and ideas on an outdoor shower would be nice. Have wanted on
    for awhile so any ideas you have would be great!. Kids looked like they
    were having a blast!!´╗┐

  11. Chip Wright says:

    Wow, they got pretty dirty! When I get that dirty I try to take the
    opportunity to give Mom a hug =D´╗┐

  12. Darien Clauson says:

    Boy! The grandchildren sure were muddy. I’m glad you had enough water to
    get them clean.
    I sure enjoy watching the grand children. They look so happy .It just
    brightens my day.
    Love to all The Old
    Grandpa´╗┐

  13. san379 . says:

    ICE COLD WELL WATER… MY KIDS HATE THAT´╗┐

  14. turkboy1961 says:

    That looked like a great mud bath, but I bet that water was cold.´╗┐

  15. carlos augusto da cruz novo says:

    Chidrem de a├žo inoxid├ível!´╗┐

  16. FantasticGirl101 says:

    I love the outdoors! And I’m glad that some children in the world don’t
    prefer iphone, computer, tv, and video games over mud, fun, pool, and
    nature!´╗┐

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