erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sat Dec 1 08:19:45 EST 2007
Gene GeRue wrote:
> Those living in the areas most affected by current drought conditions
> no doubt have thoughts and ideas to share. Beyond the typical partial
> solutions of reduced consumption and heavy garden mulches, are any of
> you trying or finding new ideas? And, what are your plans for the
> possibility that drought conditions may persist for another year or
We are still having water issues. The well guy is coming in a few hours
to help us diagnose the problem, but methinks we need a new well. We
have only been getting maybe 5-10 gallons a day for a couple of weeks
now, requiring the use of stored water to get by. I went over to
relatives to shower and do some laundry, but that can't last forever.
Our well simply isn't recharging like it used to do, and I can't help
but think that it is the result of the drought. We know we have a
problem with the toilet, so today we intend to buy a new one-it was on
the building list for a 2008 bathroom remodel anyway, but I don't think
the toilet is the real problem.
Last weekend I drained and put the rainwater collection tank on a wooden
pier/stand to elevate it another 18". That will help more in the long
term for next year's garden-getting the tank up a bit higher for better
gravity flow. Unfortunately, we need rain to refill the tank.
If I knew for a fact that we could expect the drought to lessen and
progress to a more rainy and wet period, then I would definitely try
harder to ride this out, but as it is, I think it is prudent for us to
dig a bit deeper to reveal a greater water supply. It's to the point
where you ask yourself whether you want to pay now(out the nose for a
well) or pay later when there is no water at all or when the gov
prohibits private well drilling..we don't have the option of public
Bevanron of EarthNSky Farm Sleep well tonight, for somewhere in the
ocean's depths, MY son is protecting YOUR freedom.
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