Friday, May 6, 2011

7 months...

Today marks seven months since the last time it rained at TFL.   Had a very close call this afternoon but only a 5 second burst of tiny/wind driven droplets.  Pieced together newly purchased parts for some catchment on the north side just in case.  Since this portion came together well - I can proceed to hook up the rest.  New calf from the post 2 days ago came in for a visit with a crew.  My friend JD brilliantly named it Ilford ....after the black&white printing paper I used to use back in photography school.












Had a peaceable kingdom event tonight with the longhorns and rabbits all having dinner together.  79,93,54,0,W

10 comments:

Brenda said...

What! No more Benita mugs ...

Wm. Pugh said...

John
Just advise....
Down spout could be beefed up by either long re-bar you might have left over and crete them in the ground with weld to the top or buy a C channel (how ever many down spouts), #5 should work and do them the same.
Just another point of view...but my guys say I am wrong most every day :-(
William

markiesparkie said...

That peaceful kingdom thing is the greatest. Not exactly the lamb laying down with the lion, but sort of a creature communion in itself, and you got to see it. Too bad about that "teaser" rain.
Is the GS gonna make a go of it again?

JB SMITH said...

If you would dig a ditch from the Mississippi river to your place... I think your problems would be solved. I will loan you my shovel.

Wayne said...

Wow JB I was just thinking the same thing tonight at work as to how they can build the Alaskan pipeline for thousands of miles but cant build a pipeline from the Miss.River to the southwest. That would really be something america could use and take a lot of burden off the Colorado river. It would also put a lot of out of work people to work building a real tax payer back project that actually shows good use of our money. Much to logical for a politian or the government to comprehend.:'(

Hi John quick question, with 7 months of no rain what are you doing for water there. I know you can go to Studdy Butte for water but can you use the water over to your southwest at the springs? Just curious since I will be looking to answer that question in Sept when we head down.

rj said...

With your catchment area you will fill that tank in a couple of hours when it does rain. Hope you have plans for 20-40,000 gallons of storage. The key is to catch it when you can.

Terry Lively said...

I love "peaceable kingdom"...I'm sure you could sell your photography online to all of us dreamers....

Ted said...

JW that Rain Cloud made me think of a girl I knew a long long time ago.

Dr. Crackcorn said...

love the peaceable kingdom shot. so symmetrically composed, painterly. was it hard to pose them?

Stooth said...

John, I am reminded of a joke I heard while in El Paso many years ago. A passerby, asked a local. "How much rain do you get here?" The local said, We get 7 inches a year?". the passerby said, "That's not much!" The local said, "You should have been here the day it rained!"

stooth