September was drier than usual and the upper pond was quite low by the end of the month. October’s rains have replenished it, and all the ponds. The purpose of the upper pond is to be a reserver so it served well. I plan to build more like it to catch the rains and tide us over the dry spells of late summer.
Perhaps next year I’ll also raise the spillway to its final height which will double the capacity of the pond. I didn’t sooner as I wanted the dam to harden. I have all sorts of plans for a fun stone bridge that will go over the granite slab spillway and falls…
Outdoors: 45°F/25°F Partially sunny
Farm House: 61°F/57°F
Tiny Cottage: 62°F/44°F Door open almost all day, parging, sump