Trickle Creek Cabin
The last month has been a relief from constant camping and travel. I'm settling in to life in Royal, Alabama and keeping busy with projects arouns the property. The addition of a solar heater built from collected beer cans helps offset heat during the cool days. My neighbor lent me their Sun Oven and I've delighted in roasts, hot veggies and baked bread using the power of the sun. Utilizing the preexisting fenced garden space, I cleared the area and cultivated a winter garden. There have been many small projects and activities keeping me occupied but I'll remain pretty quiet while I'm resting and relaxing in the country.
12/12/2015 07:48:41 pm
Cool Mike ...
12/15/2015 05:10:46 am
this is a beautiful place and good place for biking, I would love to ride bike here.
12/16/2015 11:25:32 am
very cool mike, funny just the other night I came across the beer can solar heater on Pintrest and wondered how well it worked, so what's your experience with it, can one heat up a decent size space or is it just take the chill off?
12/17/2015 12:06:35 pm
The solar can heater works very well. Depending on the size of the heater and orientation, you can easily heat a decent space on a sunny day. It only heats when it has direct sunlight but will put out over 100F at the room vent. Lots of designs with 4x8 sheets of plexiglass. It is a great recycling project that certainly will warm an insulated space and reduce heat costs on sunny days.
2/1/2016 11:59:21 am
So what's new farmer Mike, how's wintering in the south going?
2/2/2016 09:17:04 pm
Looks like a dry run for your future homestead.
2/5/2016 11:36:04 am
Yeah...damn rabbits ate most of my greens!
2/14/2016 07:48:49 am
NO !! So sorry to hear that Mike...
4/25/2016 01:33:17 pm
This is so incredibly inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to write every detail, as it really is so interesting to read.
6/26/2017 12:01:49 am
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Following 16 months spent riding a Honda Ruckus around America, I've decided to slow things down with a bicycle trip aboard my trusty and twice-wrecked 1980 Panasonic DX3000. Stealth camping should be easier now!