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Natural Check Dam Captures Massive Erosion

Natural Check Dam Captures Massive Erosion

Greetings from the Creek Bottom! While hiking in a beloved park I came upon this incredible scene. This creek is learning to deal with thousands of tons of erosive material that washed out of an enormous upstream gully. Trees on the bank of the creek fell into the...
Pruning a 100-Year-Old Apple Tree

Pruning a 100-Year-Old Apple Tree

Greeting from a 100 Year-Old Apple Orchard! I live on a small patch of what was once a fully functioning 80-acre Gravenstien apple orchard. The orchard was planted in 1916 (over 100 years ago!) and we have 10 of these old beauties still standing on our 1-acre...
Earthen Pond Water Harvesting System

Earthen Pond Water Harvesting System

Greeting from …Uh, Earth? Catch and Store water from your homestead! Check out this fully integrated water harvesting system in progress. Rain from the roof of the house gets pumped to a tank storage system high on the landscape. Then overflow from the tanks feeds a...
Roof Water Harvesting:  Part 1

Roof Water Harvesting: Part 1

Greetings from (hopefully) rainy California! Today we are talking about catching the abundance raining down from the sky! Where I live we get 3 to 4 months of rain per year and a long 8-9-month dry spell. During the dry time of year water becomes scarce and here in...