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Back To Nature or Outdoor Plumming

As most of you know I've got 11 kids. 6 boys and 5 girls.  When our family started growing, we decided to move out in the country so they could have room to explore and have lots of outdoor time.  


Most of our 5 acres were wild terrain and left in it's natural state.  Our kids had so many adventures up on our hill.


It was a great time in our families life.  The boys would spend hours and hours playing up there. And as you know, boys don't always see the necessity of dashing to the house when they need to go to the bathroom.  Okay, I admit it, my boys used nature...now you know one of my secrets.  It's not that I didn't teach them to go in the house, it's just that boys have their own way of thinking.


Most of my boys are men now and you'd think they would have learned...but alas, here are some pictures I just got from 2 of my sons Woody and Nails. They are living in a camper out in the woods and this is their commode. 




I give up!


(NOTE: They didn't build it. The man whose property they're living on built it.)

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37 comments:

  1. I think it's very ingenious! What a great opportunity to live so close to nature. ;)

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    1. It does look cool and very rustic, but I would definitely add a door. LOL

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  2. I love how there is at least a real toilet seat on that outdoor potty! Yes...a door would definitely be a necessary addition... Great post! ~Hugs, xoxo

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    1. Thanks Leah, even if it's only to keep the bears out! LOL

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  3. This gives an entirely new meaning to the word "rustic"!

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    1. I agree...can you hear me chuckling?

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  4. I think it's a wonderful idea that you moved out into the country! I wish I could do that sometime!

    -Courtney
    optimisticmommy.com
    peaceloverecipes.com

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    1. We lived there for 20 years but now we're getting back to the small city life...

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  5. Love it!! I'd like a curtin or door too.
    Stopping in with vB

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  6. Ha ha, we have one just like it up on our mountain. For camping purposes, of course!

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  7. Actually, THIS is the reason we haven't moved onto a homestead yet!! But if you think about it, men are so less squeamish than we are. Good for them!

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  8. Funny!!! Hey, there have been emergency times when I really wished I had a man's type of plumbing, so I could go anywhere!

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  9. That's neat and yeah I think a door would be nice but it beats a bucket, lol. Great post really enjoyed it and can relate I live in the country to. Boys will be boys:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. A bucket would not work for me!

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  10. Well, we had an only child....a girl....all girl!! Then, we got old and God blessed us with two GRANDsons....and it still somewhat surprises me when I hear "Nannie, I need to pee", and they're already doing it...sometimes on my most prized plants....outside!!! ;-)

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    1. Oh Deb, you make me laugh! What a blesing your daughter and GRANDsons are!

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  11. Some of them never outgrow it. My husband will pee anywhere that has just the slightest bit of privacy...which usually means there are no signs of cars coming. (blush)
    Now that I am potty training our 2 and a half year old son, this is becoming an even bigger problem because he is having diffulty learning the difference between the yard and my living room floor. uugghhh

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    1. You certainly have your work cut out for you...

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  12. How funny that is Becky Jane!! I think the bathroom is kind of cute.. a little rustic, but cute.

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  13. Oh Becky Jane, we need to call a serious prayer meeting....LOL ....it works!

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    1. I hear ya girl. These 2 boys of mine have caused a great deal of prayer, but we love them and have fun with their little antics.

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  14. WOW, that is a better bathroom than what we had when we went camping! We always had to build our own latrine. But of course I am a Wyoming girl. lol.

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  15. The end note really cracked me up! The owner must have adored your sons to build these for them! :)

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  16. Ha, ha - only a boy could be satisfied with this commode:)
    Great pics - thanks for sharing,
    Kristina :)

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  17. Oh this is so funny! I grew up going to Colorado to a cabin my grandparents generation built when my daddy was still in utero. The only toilet is a outhouse. Back to nature...

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  18. Now that's what I would call 'getting in touch with nature'. Great pictures :)

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