Upper Pond Full – Click to Expand to Larger View
This summer we replaced some of the pipes that bring water from the springs so now we have more capacity to bring water to the upper pond where it is stored and distributed to the livestock.
Normally in August our ponds get very low and some even dry up. The extra spring water kept the upper pond close to full right through August and even September which was unusually dry. Sandy gave us a burst of much needed water to the soil and that topped off all the ponds.
Using terraces, swales, berms and ponds we catch the water and controlling its flow. This reduces flash flooding down the mountain. The reservoirs of the ponds tides us over during the dry months of summer. It also helps to keep the nutrients in our soil from washing away and that helps to gradually build the quality of our soils.
Outdoors: 34°F/17°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/61°F
Daily Spark: I see many people who say their on a strict vegetarian diet. What I observe is that involves a lot of coffee and cigarettes.