Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shower Time!

THE outdoor shower was one of the first amenities I encountered at the Little Farm. It is a very outdoor shower: no walls or roof of any kind. I expected to be uncomfortable with this, but in fact, this may be my favorite shower ever. Take a look:

What's that? You can't see it? That's right. The shower is not only set waaay across the garden from the other structures, and therefore invisible from them, but it's also screened by a friendly little cedar that doubles as a useful towel rack. I refer to it as the Tree Butler.

You can, however, see the brightly colored hot and cold water pipes. Part of the magic of this shower is its position downhill from a huge solar-powered hot water tank. You will basically never run out of hot water. (You will also basically never run out of water here, period, but that's a topic for another post.)

Closer in, you can see this shower's many fine amenities, including a shower head (modified for low pressure flow), a mirrored medicine cabinet, and... um... a floor? Floors are good, right? I'm kind of a fan of floors.

Hmm, wonder what's in that medicine cabinet? You know you wanna find out.

Oh, right. That's where they keep their frogs, of course.

Sometimes, a very friendly cat will also come and keep you company while you bathe, and help dry your legs when you're done.

So, okay: endless hot water, nice. Tree towel rack, nice. Privacy in the open air, nice. Critters, nice I guess, if you're into frogs and cats. Mosquitoes, not so nice, but could be worse. But what's the big deal with this shower, Lindsey? Of all the showers in the world, why would you bestow the word "favorite" upon this rustic specimen?

Oh, I don't know, maybe THIS VIEW:

Beats a shower curtain all hollow, I tell ya.


  1. ...and no polite little notes about the proper use of shower curtains required!