Our Biggest Mess: Dishes in a Bucket

I wrote this post on Sunday night, right after Dad left.
My dad helped us make leaps and bounds this past week. Now that he is gone, the work seems so slow. I am feeling down about the whole project. Sometimes I love our adventure and other times I think, “what on earth have I gotten myself into?”  I am feeling the later statement today.
Did I mention that Thomas also got called as Scout Master? It has been a shockingly time-consuming calling. It feels like one more thing to keep us from working on the house.
And just so you can continue to feel my pain, here is how I have been doing dishes for the last five, going on six months. Dishes in a bucket are no fun.
I haul the water in from the bathroom one pitcher full at a time because I can’t get the full tub in the room over the bridge.
how to do Dishes in a Bucket

Now I know I’m not the only one who has something to complain about. Don’t let me be the only whiny one today. What is the hard spot in your life right now?

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You’re amazing. I’d ALSO never cook… and you’re shredding stuff! Geez! It’ll get better — and just remember, you’ve got a sink coming! I think I’d better go wash my dishes, now. I’ve got no excuse…


I am surprised Thomas has not jerry rigged some sort of water siphon with a tube from your bathroom to your living/dining/kitchen/bedroom/pantry/Kimball’s room.


Don’t encourage him Heather! haha


I am actually surprised as well! 🙂 Hang in there! You are awesome!


You are seriously SO amazing! If I had to do dishes like that, I would make Curt take us out to eat every night. 🙂 And here you have a blog where you make & display food for the world to see!!! Amazing. Hang in there. You’re an inspiration to us all!

Rob and Marseille

oh man, how can any of us complain about dishes when you have to do dishes like that! i would never want to cook!


in happier news…I was standing at the right place at the right time and name dropped us for girls camp. I don’t know if anything will come of it–but hey, mission accomplished for throwing our desire out there, right? 🙂

Judy Whatilivefor

Wow…compared to having to wash dishes like that, I have a hard time finding something to complain about…I don’t know how you’ve survived this long!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.