We are on a roll now!! What is boondocking–camping without hookups (electric, water and sewer) for your RV. Boondocking more often refers to camping out in the middle of nowhere without those hookups. Dry camping is used to describe camping without hookups in a more developed spot such as a Wal Mart parking lot. Well–we are out in the middle of nowhere and until Thursday evening we had been partially boondocked. 🙂
The Cowboy had done some “cowboy” wiring from the house to a 30amp box so we had power. In the beginning before the well was drilled we drove the motorhome to the local campground, dumped our tanks and filled with water about every 10 days. After the well, we could fill the tank with water and we started watering the only living tree on our place with the gray water. In case some of you readers are saying–EWWWWW–in Arizona it is legal to use the gray water from your home to water plants/trees. You are required to have a separate septic system for the gray water. We are very careful what goes in our gray tank and use only a organic tank treatment. And judging by this photo, our pecan tree likes the water.
Thursday afternoon the Cowboy kicked into high gear and by happy hour time we were enjoying our full hookups! I can now shower and leave the water running, I can wash dishes when I want, not just once a day and I’ve finally stopped listening for the RV water pump! Much easier!
When dealing with a building project of this scope and size, it is easy to become discouraged. Both of us were feeling a little overwhelmed this morning and over coffee came to the realization we moved here only six short weeks ago–we’ve accomplished a lot in those six weeks! We have a new well, we’ve graveled a large portion of the space around the houses, the Cowboy has finished one side of the guest house roof and is probably about one half finished with the second side. We’ve stripped wallpaper and installed drywall. And hauled to the transfer site a tremendous amount of “stuff” left by previous owners. So–progress is being made!
We made a trip to Benson this afternoon for plumbing supplies and groceries. This area of Arizona is pecan and pistachio growing country plus vineyards seem to be springing up. Along the highway to the community of Dragoon there are several pecan groves–I love how neat and orderly the orchards are kept. And the owner of this small grape growing operation stopped by the house today and introduced himself–he and his wife have lived in this area for 50+ years.
Extremely high winds are forecast for Saturday–may mean a road trip or perhaps drywall work???