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First Flush

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:41

We finally got around to building a first flush for the rain catchment system.

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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.



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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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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