Outhouse

outhouse

Oh, wow. This is tremendously good news.  Maybe.

The link is to an article about outhouses.

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.

Maybe?

Please?

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.

 

12 thoughts on “Outhouse”

  1. “Or maybe she wants everything 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. ”

    Sorry to bust your bucket, I mean bubble, but I think she just wants to appear to have a proper outhouse.

  2. what I wonder, although I don’t want to, is where the white buckets are dumped. That is the stinkin’ question~a question for the EPA, another one of those ‘alphabet agencies’ that the blesseds decry.

  3. Nicole has a long running habit of posting these “kinds” of posts on Blessed Little Homestead as well as personal page: links to articles without having read them, but worse, posting photos or links to articles that lead the viewer to believe that this is how the Nauglers are living.

    Examples include photos of tasty fresh vegetables or a delicious meal that would lead the reader to think the Nauglers have a thriving garden, or are cooking/eating in a modern/organic/healthy way. Or “ideas” for cabins, cabin interior furnishings, the inside/outside of cool tiny houses, that can deceive the viewer into thinking that this family may live small, but cute. And now, a link to an article on an outhouse. Those who do not carefully follow the Naugler story with an objective, critical eye—such as many of her followers—are duped into thinking that the Nauglers embody the homestead dream.

    Let’s get real. Where are any photos of their homestead, really? The photo of the finished outhouse with the compost toilet? Nicole is very calculating about what she shows the public, photos are nearly always of her children and animals, closely cropped so you don’t get the full picture. Where are the proud photos of the family cabin and brick deck, the well stocked wood piles, the fenced areas for animals, their kitchen?

    There is perception, and then there’s reality.
    There is the perception that they live a noble, low carbon footprint life, in an idyllic rural setting in Kentucky. But, reality. Living on land that was previously trashed and still probably has litter, there’s polluted, dead pond, no garden or livestock. Reality is 13 people living in less than 500 square feet of an uninsulated Amish garden shed, no water, no bathroom. Please try to imagine 12 people (don’t count the baby) all crowded together in that shed when it’s raining or snowing or it’s bedtime? Even the Japanese don’t live this tiny, and certainly not this filthy.

    Naugler followers, get REAL! Joe and Nicole don’t have a cute tiny house and most likely don’t have any outhouse at all.

  4. “Sorry to bust your bucket, I mean bubble, but I think she just wants to appear to have a proper outhouse.”

    Exactly, appearing to be a homesteader is all Nicole & Joe are capable of. They are even lousy at that.

  5. Maybe she can label the front with the word “outhouse” in cursive and “outhouse” in print. Then, a few years later when someone asks how her children write she can log out of fb for 60 seconds and ask which ones could read the labels. She could even make a video of actually talking to her kids because brief conversations are absolute proof their skills and knowledge are age appropriate. I’m glad one of her readers asked her a question so she’d remember to have one of those important interactions with her kids.
    In all sincerity, since they do have markers, labeling everyday items is a great way to naturally reinforce written language to early learners. I don’t think that would cross any boundaries as being actual homeschooling although it might take a couple minutes of effort. I know effort is kind of like cops to the nauglers: invasive, evil, and unnecessary.
    They need more than an outhouse with a deep hole and ventilation to store the amount of bullshit these two are full of.

  6. Maybe she can label the front with the word “outhouse” in cursive and “outhouse” in print. Then, a few years later when someone asks how her children write she can log out of fb for 60 seconds and ask which ones could read the labels.

    Liz wins the internet today. LOLOL

  7. Nawww Nicole is blowing smoke again.

    She can only day dream about a outhouse. Hell if they can not till/plow the soil for a garden due to it being too rocky they sure as hell can not dig a hole be it a foot or 6 feet.

    I could sell her a good well built outhouse cheap… Really!
    I have a proper outhouse = Really I do. Hubby made it for me as a wedding gift cause I was being wise and said for a wedding gift I wanted a outhouse. Has a real door on it and tin roof that does not work. Hell it is even made with all recycled materials too. It is only a one holer so it might not be big enough for a family of 13.

    I say she draws a boy and girl that will take away all confusion if any one can not read the writing.

  8. Two words “tape worms” along with a multitude of other potential parasites living in the ground because their animals who most likely never get wormed are all free range. Add in pictures of the children playing in the mud and running around barefoot.

  9. “Two words “tape worms” along with a multitude of other potential parasites living in the ground because their animals who most likely never get wormed are all free range. Add in pictures of the children playing in the mud and running around barefoot.”

    Excuse me while I throw up.

    These people are disgusting. 😐

  10. FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth

    Actually, there is no real evidence that ingesting what is essentially silica does anything. They might as well eat sand. I know you find all sorts of anecdotes online that attest to the miracle that is diatomaceous earth, but you won’t find any real science.

    And garlic does nothing but flavor your food.

    Goats need to be wormed with real wormers, and those need to be rotated because the worms develop resistance to them.

    But it’s all moot because they aren’t going to do anything at all.

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