Victore Hammett wrote: Also I was thinking of getting some bareroot black locusts from the forestry service. Only issue is the minimum order is kinda high for my needs, but I might be able to pot them up and sell them for $10-20/plant.
Victore Hammett wrote:There something very satisfying about the soreness you get from doing/making something for yourself. It's a feeling I don't get from working for an employer, even though I would give my all and try to work with the highest quality and integrity, it would just leave me weary and drained. Here I felt a feeling of accomplishment and invigorated, especially from all the nice compliments from friends, neighbors, and fellow permies.
Victore Hammett wrote:Something interesting I observed regarding the water in my swale. The water pretty much sat there all day with little evaporation or absorption. It was a sunny, warm day and the water level dropped 1-2 inches. Within a few hours of sunset the water level began falling more rapidly and was mostly gone by morning with only some pooling at the low point in the silt trap/dam. That represents a drop of about 6" over night. I would assume that evaporation would be less at night with lower temperature and little to no solar radiation. So that indicates water absorption rates into the ground are much higher at night.
I'll be interested to see if these observations are repeated over time.