- First to review state laws on water collection.
- Second to gain advice on our proposed plans to control and slow drainage.
Since the area’s water director lives just down the road, she advised we inform him of our plans so he did not come barreling up to the house in a huff when he sees dirt and rocks being moved in his line of site. We will be inching our way along, to see just what our tractor can do. It looks a little less rocky there but who knows what’s under the surface. We found that out when we tried to put up a fence around the pasture. It is especially rocky around the dip and maybe under it too.
Besides digging, we will ask the neighbor, who is always anxious to get rid of manure from his ranch’s pile, if he wouldn’t like to contribute. With it and some sand brought in, we hope to build up the dirt along the north side of the house extending the build up east to west to catch the water and channel it west to the pond. Wouldn’t it be cool if we had enough water to help supply a few drought resistant berry shrubs to to the south of the pond? We’re dreaming I know but even if we gain control of run off we are staving off erosion.
Right now Kirk has his attention on working on a greenhouse but we will continue to observe, ponder, and work on the project when we can.
It’s best to place some resiliency into our plans. The child size glacier on the north side of the property is going to become an asset. Think positive right? How much we don’t know yet.
Swells will grow in stature and so will a tiny, most of the year dry, pond when we build it that is. It will feel good to know we stand a better chance of weathering some of life’s storms. Are swells and ponds in your plans?