loren at farwalker.com
Fri Aug 17 11:39:44 EDT 2001
At 04:20 PM 8/17/01 +1000, Pacific Edge Permaculture + Media wrote:
>2) Locate your starting point then plot the contour using the A-frame; try a
>team of three for this - one to manipulate the A-frame, one following to
>hammer in pegs marking the contour, a third to carry the spare pegs; the
>pegs are made from any suitable stick found locally
Here in the States, the home improvement stores sell these wire things with
little plastic flags on them for use in marking irrigation systems. They
are relatively inexpensive and almost infinitely reusable, and most of the
time they go into the ground much easier and usually faster than a stake or
peg. I can survey and mark a swale myself when I use them.
They're obviously not available or suitable everywhere, and sticks are
cheaper. But I've been using the same several dollars' worth for about
five years, and to me the tradeoff of money for labor saved is worthwhile.
Loren Davidson Permaculturist, philosopher, writer
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