Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Finally! Rain! And how!




We had a pretty terrific thunderstorm this afternoon. Lots of marble to quarter size hail. Busted a hole in our one and only sky-light. I think for now I will depend on the good old fashioned redneck rescue tool, duck-tape to patch it. Looks like it will be a pain to fix it. Cheapo plastic. Rrrrrrrr.

The hard rain let me see how the terraces will work out. Looks pretty good except on the one that looks the most full. The near end may be a little low and will let it run out there. I thought building those terraces I had jinxed the rain for years and years. ;-)

4 comments:

  1. The bad storms stayed south of us last night but we did get some rain. yippee! I'm especially glad that you got some. hopefully it will become a pattern (but not the hail part)

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  2. So how do the terraces work exactly. Is the purpose to lock in moister by creating a place for the water to build up and then slowly soak into the ground? Or is the purpose to prevent silt and good dirt from having run off? Or something totally different?

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  3. Aaron, you have the right idea. They catch the runoff and hold it to let it soak in. Catching it keeps it from running faster and harder down the slope cutting out "gullies". This field already had a lot of erosion damage and should have had terraces a long time ago.

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