Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Good job man!
Hugo Morvan wrote:Great. How long does it take to fill a bucket?
S Bengi wrote:300 plants sounds like it could easily be 2acre and 4,000ft linear feet.
You could do poly pipe and a solar pump (direct drive).
You could do drip irrigation or overhead spray.
With overhead spray/misting you could do fertigation with compost tea and company.
You can also build a fish pond somewhere on the property too. Another source of food, and fertigation water
John C Daley wrote:It might pay to study the knowledge bank of springs.
They can be tricky thisngs to deal with.
Most springs get the water from high patches of ground that has vegetation. The fallen vegetation and the ground holds moisture
which cpnstantly trickles down,
Remove the vegetation it dries out and the spring does also.
Sometimes digging around can actually cut the channel its flowing through and dry out the spring.
Perhaps record what you are doing and watch the long term effects.
As suggetted time how long something is filled and that will help work out the available capacity.
I can say the concept of pumping water, even to a higher point and drip watering the trees may save a lot of time and energy.
You may find you can install a bigger 'tank' say 55 gal
Myron Platte wrote: Have you considered putting in a mini-swale to spread and soak the water? It can be really shallow, maybe one shovel deep.
bob day wrote:Your little dam is a nice little watering hole,
What fun you must be having. that's really a beautiful site. congrats on the trees.
John C Daley wrote:One thing to consider with this water course is keeping stock out of it.
They will turn the whole area into a quagmire, so either use a stock watering trough or line the watercourse where stock can get to it with rock.
JoAnn Peterson wrote:Have you tried digging your spring out? The info I have read suggests that the surrounding clay contains the “confined aquifer” your spring is coming up from. I have similar, when I dug directly at the spring emergence it was loose rock and pea gravel. 2 feet off to the side was very thick clay and silt. My digging expanded it from a trickle into a 30 gallon a minute pure spring flow. See if you can increase your flow rate!