Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
Similarly, the double cone moves downward as it rolls, even though it goes from a higher part of the ramp to a lower one.
which funnels water toward valleys, and the cone is analogous to the berms or furrows from the video, allowing mass to fall by moving in the opposite way from what a flat system would on that slope.
OK I have watched the beach videos, and it seems to me that the water isn’t defying gravity its just doing what water does and seeks its own level….If Im seeing it properly the ponds in the valleys just connect to each other and that connecting swale is what takes water out to the ridges, not that the water is necessarily flowing uphill, its going more sideways. Am I correct?
Jami McBride wrote:Actually - "it will roll up the ramp instead of down when released".
Jami McBride wrote:
uphill from the keyline maybe
Jami McBride wrote:
I like your stick explanation best of all
I said "maybe" because the first information I read on keyline gave that example (without the maybe). I didn't see it repeated in Darren's videos, but having no personal experience either I couldn't say it never occurs. The maybe means I just don't know.
My thinking was, I'll wait until I have my own land and map out the keylines, ponds and connection swales and then I'll know *grin*
Jami McBride wrote:the first information I read on keyline gave that example (without the maybe).
rose macaskie wrote:
If the water is going down lets say a road you could direct it to go to the higher side of the road as it flowed down, you could build a bit of a berm on the road that went down the road but crossed it on a diagonal directing the water towards that side of the road that bordered the higer side of the road not the lower.
If the road where going down a mountain, round the hill, one side of the road would be the mountain side and the other woudl look on to the valley and you could roll down the road and cross over it onto the mountain side which would be the ridge side, always supposeing there was no traffic comig the other way.
Does this make sense, is this what Joel Hollingsworht meant? Is it what Darren Doherty said? I dont know.
Somtimes he got a bit vague, I wondered, does what he says make sense if you already know about it but is hard to follow if you don't. I wandered when people walked out.
They were a rather stiff audience, they were a bit cold with his jokes. I suppose if you were very worldy wise you woud suss out that you had to get a bit stiff with them.
If you listen to him you can ocassionally hear those seriouse tones of someone who is really worried about how things are going but he did not project that seriouse side with much strength, not enough enough to carry it to his audience . I can identifuy with all that. I take a long time to learn how to present things and he is out designing farms and maybe used to being with hippyish freinds not prickly elders. I never used to understand how important that suited seriouse look was if you wanted to get anything across. or at least a heavy leaning towards your your seriouse side and publick demostration of it. The importance of being Ernest .
I enjoyed the videos but i am leaving a few till tomorrow trying not to get completely carried away with them. and then i will look up the sand one too and understand what is being said maybe. rose.