[Homestead] got a plan
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Jul 10 08:48:32 EDT 2008
On Jul 9, 2008, at 10:27 PM, tom wrote:
> Getting things out
> of the head and onto the page does wonders for clarification, and the
> design technique of using overlays for various elements like slope,
> water and other energy flows, problem spots, etc. quickly ruled out
> some initial ideas and presented new, better ones.
Well thought-out plan. Sounds like unlimited possibilities. I like all
the high water sources, am impressed there is that much water up that
high considering your yearly average of forty inches. Walnuts like a
lot of water. Your plan to plant them on the contour is right. Raised
berms on the downhill side will help water them. Put it on your yearly
calendar to prune them after them start growing good; taking off young
branches greatly improves log quality.
I presume the "dried well" into which gray water is going is not in
fact a well that went dry, but a dry well, sometimes called a French
You may wish to start the humanure composting system before the old
septic fails. An abrupt change might be awkward. Humanure makes great
fertilizer for all those fruit trees.
How long is your growing season?
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