Posts tagged: managing a water catchment system

Water Work Called on Account of Rain

By , May 3, 2016

As I write, rain dumps down on the homestead. The yards quickly became mires, the trails deep puddles and small creeks. Perhaps, then, it’s not unexpected that I’m thinking about water.

Water may be our homestead’s most precious resource. The collection, storage, and use of water occupies much of our thoughts and actions, as you can clearly see from the amount of time and space the topic occupies on this blog (see, for starters, Fresh Water: Collecting and Conserving a Precious Resource).

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Hoping for Rain

By , August 19, 2015

Last April, when we diverted the little creek to the summer water tank, we decided not to switch the cabin over to that source from the winter water tank (see Reviving the Summer Water Intake). We guessed that we cold make it through the summer and autumn on the winter tank.

We almost made it. On August 14th the water flow in the cabin dwindled to a trickle. We turned off the outflow to the winter water tank, and switched over to the summer water tank. Since then, we’ve hoped for rain.

A calmer moment in the storm (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

A calmer moment in the storm (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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