Monday, July 4, 2011

Holiday


Palo Verde #2 graduated today from his waterboxx.
 A shot of the Field Lab Lagoon from yesterday afternoon.
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16 comments:

mike said...

lots of water

Debbie said...

What is the volume of water do you think your Lagoon will hold when full. Also, is the ground available to hold the water once it is in there.

John Wells said...

the answers are....lots of water and I don't know yet.

leilani said...

Whoa! Surf's up at The Field Lab!

All The FL Lagoon needs now is some palm trees & a tiny tiki bar to match your Airstream.

Seriously, can I just say that it's phenomenal all that you've managed to achieve out there - mostly on your own, too - in just a couple of years?

You MADE that oasis from scratch in the middle of a parched, desolate moonscape, for heaven's sake.

Sometimes it's just astonishing what that good old American work ethic can let people do.

[Gosh, now I feel so... inadequate.]

JLP said...

John, how did your roof runoff water harvesting go?

John Wells said...

just a couple of tiny leaks...think I got about 700 gallons.

zip77077 said...

I noticed water running in and hitting the backside of the dam in the video. It's the left side of the dam in this picture, I think. Are you going to have any erosion issues hurting the dam? Also, is there a spillway for when you fill that sucker up?

AnnieWorks said...

JW- Saw this cool design and thought of you. It's a pre-fab house called the Crib. http://www.thecrib.info/index.htm

Mazeltov on the H2O!

Daniel said...

John, Did you walk the property before buying? I imagine you did. And, did you see the potential of that dry creek from the beginning?

alam0tx said...

Well! John...
Do you know how deep, wide and long the lagoon is at this time...
I agree with leilani it is amazing what you have accomplished...I am as interested in how you do things, as I am in what you have done...At 75, I am truly having fun, living through your actions...
Stay cool my friend...

tffnguy said...

I think part of that water is mine from the rain I got a few days ago. I'll come and get it tomorrow and am going to take you a couple of pups while I'm at it. Bout time you get some dogs around there.

Andy V said...

HAH!, tffn, hope those dogs will appreciate swimming in Lake Wells.

danstey1962 said...

Got the cards today John, thanks for the quick service..hows the back?

Carolyn Ohl-Johnson said...

Wow, your lagoon is beautiful already. How I wish I had some water. You are to be congratulated on creating that wonderful lake. Can't wait to see it. Hope it's holding good. Swallows and ducks will visit you soon.

The Flying Tortoise said...

So John, have you given any thought to the name of the lake?
Lake Wells perhaps or Field Lab Lagoon?

Allen Hare said...

Nice palo verde plant. Looking forward to watching it as it grows.

Nice shot of the "lagoon", also.

Good to hear you were able to harvest some run-off from the greenhouse roof, too.

Hope your back is mending...