Our Story

Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Self watering bowl for your favorite traveling pet. Cheap, too.

Are you tired of filling your fur-baby's water dish?  Does the summer heat keep the water warm and unappealing?  Well, head to your local hardware store to buy a 4' length of tubing for under $5.00 and create this handy-dandy little self-waterer that not only fills the bowl, but fills it with ice cold water!

Find this little do-hicky hole (or drain tube) under your freezer in the back of your fridge.

It's right there under the freezer fins. A tray sits in front of it to catch the freezer thaw and then the water exits the hole and drips out of the exterior tube.

Here it is situated behind the tray.

On the outside exit tube, add some nylon splice and food grade tubing.

Attractive and  functional.  Something we all want.

Let drain into Pooch's bowl.
 Easy Peasy.

PS: That tray that collects the water can get pretty dirty...not sure why, dust?... but it does.  So clean it every now and then.