...there is more clay content. Generally there is about 6-10 inches of dark chocolate brown soil on the top layer, followed by an orange/light brown layer of maybe 2-3 feet, and below that it gets to be a greyish clay...pockets of willow in some of the lower spots...
...single native cranberry bush...
Paul, that picture looks a lot like the soil horizon here on the south/central part of the property, though with less of the grey (I assume that is clay) and more of the rust coloured soil.
Brenda Groth wrote:
cedars will go down in strong winds you might be able to use some of the rocks to anchor their roots
Paul Wheaton why do you say, never build an outhouse.
You are a very strange person
Basically you are sayng you can grow an awful lot on water logged land?
could not Paul Wheaton fish for Wangara Mattai as a contributer?
By 'get up off the ground' do you mean make raised beds cuz if so I'm way ahead of you.
I would love to buy lots of seeds but the proper kind is the problem. I don't want to plant a of stuff that either won't grow well or won't be sellable..saleable?
Ah yes you're probably right. It just came out of left field on me. I think traditional outhouses are a groundwater hazard no matter where you are and they'd be about the last thing I'd put on this land.
As far as where to put ponds...
As far as using trees for water pumps, I think I'm going to go with planting eastern white cedar windbreaks every 200' feet,
Paul Cereghino wrote: In the absence of oxygen, other bacteria who were sleeping, wake up and while no-one is looking, use the Iron as a kind of make-shift oxygen (to oxidize or burn sugar to get energy), and "reduce" it to a different state.
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
I sort of disagree with the make-shift statement, though...they're adapted to live deep and use iron compounds as a stored oxidiser, much like whales.
Jennifer Smith "listenstohorses" wrote:
A great topic and I have been following it closley, I even posted a lost post or two.
This photo shows my yard yesterday. We are expecting rain today.
rose macaskie wrote:
Your yard has a suprisingly big amount of grass considering the water on it, if you have animals and trucks going through it you would expect it to be all messied up.
The english answer is to have wellies, wellington boots, whiich are gum boots, I dont know what they're called in America.
Mind you wellies aren't enough for a yard, it will get churned up if you have lorries delivering things or animal going through it. Maybe in wet countries htey have to be paved my grandmothers was cobbled, heavy lorries spoil the cobbles, back bits of the farm were concreted over. rose
paul wheaton wrote:
I think that much regular standing water anywhere but in a pond is a bad thing.
rose macaskie wrote:
What type of soiil is it, people can't tell what plants to plant if they don't know what sort of soil you have .
The clay areas i know are clay and sandstone. I don't know if pockets of sand stone are normal with clay.
Do you know your neighbors they would tell you what sort of soils you have. rose.
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