Monthly Archives: November 2015


After a full year of ditch wrangling we’ve finally closed up the last trench. This short run is a stub for our future home, it carries water, power, and telephone.  It was chilly work. I had on thermals, jeans, a … Continue reading

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Anniversaries and Check Lists

Same old at the farm.  Combat the surface water. Check. We spread 1000 lbs of straw and hay on the septic field and eroding trenches paying the price for our late finish. I’ve dug one full swale with the tractor and … Continue reading

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The Septic System – Completed

Our friend J came out last Monday to install the drain field baffles and then backfill everything. I assumed all went well and picked up some seed on my way down Tuesday thinking I could get it spread on all … Continue reading

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