snow

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Snow blows. At least around here. I was unsure about how the rest of the property would handle being kratered. The current kraters are on a slight slope between two swales. They have a nice line of bushes blocking the wind. They’ve been doing well. Will all the property do this well? I just wasn’t

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Springtime in Wyoming

Spring is in the air. A constant state of confusion lays heavy over the land. Will it be warm? Will it be freezing? It could be both, all in the same day. Summer clothes have already been donned this year. Now we’re back to snow suits and gloves. Back to animals too smart to leave

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Yes, another picture post of our snow harvesting. The snow was deep. About 8 inches. The kids really loved it. Mostly I was totally impressed with my snow collection though. That’s a 3 foot deep krater filled to the top. And the swales are even with the berms. So about 3 feet of snow collection

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A different kind of snow harvest

Most moisture that arrives to us arrives in the form of snow. It also arrives at about 60 m.p.h. Blowing snow is what I set out to catch and theĀ  swales/berms and kraters have proven they are capable of catching it. The best part of that is that they then keep the snow melt in

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Mini-Krater gardens first snow.

I’ve been intensely interested in how much snow our Kraters may collect. They’ve done pretty well with rainwater collection and I assumed they’d fill with blowing snow, but wasn’t sure. The results are in after our first snow. Deepest Krater with pawpaw island. Had about a foot of snow all around. Largest Krater in circumference.

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It may seem like there is not much to do in winter. That you can sit back and relax until it is time to get busy planting in spring. The opposite is actually true. I feel like winter is the busiest time for me, but perhaps that is because it is unpleasant work most of