swale

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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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Cider Orchard Establishment

I am happy to announce that our cider orchard is almost done. Ok, let’s just say it’s officially started. We took a portion of the backyard and fenced it off. We tilled and planted clover and wildflowers as mentioned in this post. The clover and such are filling in nicely, so are the weeds. We

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I ordered my trees from Stark Bros and had them delivered in July, not a suggested time for tree planting but it is what it is. I immediately began my earthworks after placing the order. Then I painted tree stakes and laid out my plantings. I finished just in time. I was amazed at how