Angela Aragon wrote:Interesting. I did not consider using a culvert. I just had a level sill spillway, which, by the way, also eroded. I am sure that there are culverts here. Whether or not I can get one is another thing.
The pond and keyway were dug by hand; compaction achieved with tamping tools and sledgehammers. Heavy equipment is difficult for regular individuals to access here. It typically involves a lot of red tape, long waiting periods (up to a year or more), and political patronage. Both of us on the farm are autistic (Asperger's Syndrome) and lack the social skills to negotiate through the maze of innuendo, non-verbal cues, and passive-aggressive communication. Thus, we had to look for alternative solutions.