Oh, wow. This is tremendously good news. Maybe.
Not pooping in white buckets disguised as a phony “composting toilet.”
A real, honest-to-God outhouse. With a hole.
Let’s talk about the safety issues first, and then we can get to making your outhouse site as pleasing as possible. First, the depth of the hole you dig is very important. The hole needs to be at least six feet deep, and not just to ensure a long-lasting site.
Studies on tapeworms show that they can move about five feet through soil, in any direction. This means that if your hole is only five feet deep, then the tapeworms can work their way to the surface where they can be easily contracted by pets and people.
See? A real hole. A nice deep one.
I am almost excited about this. One of the things that bothers me most about the Naugler situation is their obvious and ongoing lack of basic sanitation.
Are they gonna dig a hole?
There are two basic reasons that I can think of that people post links to their Facebook pages, beyond just “I think this is interesting/informative/cute and I wanted to share it with you.”
One is because you run into an article or link and you don’t have time to really look at it or read it, so you share it to your wall so you can find it later. Recipes, anyone? Cat videos?
So maybe Nicole is gonna actually read this article and then she’ll know all about holes and maybe supervise the digging of one.
Or maybe she wants everyone to think that they really do have a proper outhouse and see, here’s an article on how to maintain one, so quit talking about the white buckets.
Please tell me that’s not it.