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!
Robert Ray wrote:This question arose from a thread where the other party more or less told me that Permaculture was not viable north of Colorado and that even Colorado was not a good area to implement Permaculture in. My reply that any effort to improve my impact was worthy. So just wondering what others thoughts were.
John Weiland wrote:
Kathleen Sanderson wrote: Our concern here with the furnace in the basement and the woodstove on the main floor is that no amount of warmth on the main floor would keep the basement pipes from freezing if the furnace was out.
I don't think you would have to worry. It may be worth the experiment just to see. At my lady's former house, we turned off all heat the the basement for four days just to see how cold it would get. It was well below zero outside. The basement never got below 50 degrees.
Tereza Okava wrote:In my experience it's a lot easier to adapt to a hot climate than to a cold one