[permaculture] Drylands water capture question

Koreen Brennan cory8570 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 26 00:38:29 EDT 2013

Out of my budget right now, so need to use other methods, plus we don't have a dependable tractor. 
Koreen Brennan


 From: Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>
To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Drylands water capture question

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:06 PM, Glenn Gall <glenngall at gmail.com> wrote:

> Koreen --
> "We're thinking of ways we can mimic what keyline does (we don't have
> funding for a plow)..."
> I'm getting 22" shanks at $450 each.  I already have a frame, and will try
> to cobble acoulters and a roller.  Not cheap, but one shank used
> strategically can still help harvesting the rains.

Get the 26" shanks if you have the tractor to pull them; three on a 6 or 8
foot toolbar;
this is the one I used to own:

You do not need coulters or rollers, forget all that and just get Yeomans
system for improving the tilth of your soil,
increase distribute water infiltration. It is an invaluable tool for
farming and permaculture, there is nothing like it or
can come anywhere close in effectiveness.

> I believe Mark Shepard uses something like this, with reportedly
> satisfactory results.
> http://www.ironsearch.com/Subsoiler/Misc/1-SHANK/434708/Detail.aspx?SK=DTSS------PA
> .
>  Under $350.  Maybe you can find one closer?
Market Farm Implement in Friedans Pennsylvania is the definitive dealer for
all things Yeoman plow.

> Glenn
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