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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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100,000 gallons

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 19:15

For the first time ever, our pond is full, giving us an extra 100,000 gallons (low end estimate).

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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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Pool Cover

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 21:14

A little update on the pool cover we've been using.

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Orchard in the Making

Sunday, 19 May 2013 17:28

With more water, we are starting to plan out a new orchard area.

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Pool

Friday, 17 May 2013 17:41

Now that it's hot again, we got the pool back out and put it together.

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Garden Started

Friday, 17 May 2013 17:18

We have two wicking beds planted and growing great.

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Grey Water Filter

Saturday, 02 February 2013 22:22

We made a filter for the kitchen sink's grey water.

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