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Guinea Guards

Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:32

Put up some netting to keep the guineas off the roof.

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3rd Tank Finished

Monday, 16 September 2013 21:13

The third (and final?) cistern that connects to our house roof is now finished, and just about full.


We actually got the vast majority of the tank finished over a week ago, and then it rained. And rained. And rained. 6" later and the tank is pretty much full, there's maybe 6000 out of 7000 gallons.

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This weekend we saw the sun for the first time in days, so we got out there and did the final details - Abe made a door and did the remaining plumbing, while I painted the roof. We did the roof a little different from our howto this time, just to keep fine tuning our system. It worked out a lot cheaper and a little easier.

No sooner was it all finished when - yep, you guessed it - it started raining! It's falling softly out there, but falling it is. Luckily the paint has had a day to dry, so that's not a problem.

Now that everything we own (ponds, tanks, barrels, etc.) is full, I kind of want it to stop raining for a while. We have so much to do outside, and the mud and drizzle are just not conducive to a happy work day. Plus, our road is utterly destroyed! Oh well, a small price to pay I guess for the year's water.

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Irrigation Cistern

Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:55

We've started work on another 7000 gallon water tank.

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Sunshine

Saturday, 20 July 2013 14:32

For the first time in five days, the sun is out.

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Water Accounts

Thursday, 18 July 2013 17:16

We had 2.3" of rain between January and July 2013. But, now that July is here, the rain season has started, which means that it is Spring!

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Cistern Howto

Monday, 05 November 2012 21:40

Step-by-step instructions on how to build a cistern with a shell and liner.

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Cistern's Done

Friday, 28 September 2012 21:39

The cistern is now finished and has water in it!

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Cistern walls

Friday, 14 September 2012 16:23

The new cistern's walls are up. We're just waiting for the rain to stop, so we can put in the liner and make the roof.

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2nd Cistern

Saturday, 08 September 2012 15:43

We have started work on a new 6,000 gallon water tank for the main house catchment system.

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Catching Rain

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 21:54

The barn now has a roof and gutters, and has caught some rain.

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