Saturday, March 31, 2007
Here is the work I'm doing around the trees. According to the rainharvesting book trenches filled with mulch will catch more rain and hold the water for the trees . Less water will run off . These trenches should be at the outer edges of where the tree drip line would be then you bring it in to a couple feet of the tree making a depression full of mulch. This is a fruitless mulberry. I have one mulberry that has the fruiting kind coming up from the roots. It is both fruitless and fruiting. The white pipe thing you see in the background is where I used to haul my water and put it in the underground storage tank. The pump would pull it up whenever I turned the water on. I'm thinking about digging it up and putting in a swimming pool. Just thinking. Manna heading for the shade and chickens busy as always. Not much growing of late. Seems like everytime we have rain we have hard winds for days after. Very drying to the soil.
It's difficult to see the little chicks as mom is trying to hide them but they are peeping out in front of her. These chicks were hatched the first day of Spring. Chicken house looks a little messy, a project for today. Will put the debri in the new trenches I building around the trees. Hope it won't be too hot.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Last year my son in law took two months off work and did some work for me, paid of course. I think he does nice work. I had him build an outdoor kitchen with a sink for me off the back porch. The old deep sink I got from a little second hand shop for $5. I want to install a little frig under the counter too but first I have to get an electrician out to do some electrical hook ups. The little back shed has the water pump in it so electric is very close, just needs outlets. Now that I'm hooked up to community water I will use the pump house for a tool shed.