Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ugly day...

...and gonna be uglier tomorrow.  
Good news is I caught about 4,500 gallons of water.
57,64,61,1.28",W

10 comments:

Boondoggle said...

the pretty ones don't usually run for office.

Boondoggle said...

If you leave your ebola countdown up you should publish the flu numbers as a comparison, maybe?
" Over a period of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people".

Rita B. said...

Seems someone was misdirected to your blog. We're all looking forward to some well needed rain. That's a sweet pic of Ben looking out of his barn. Hope Bud was staying dry also.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

was looking at the radar in your area around lunch time. Looked like they took a beating NW of you. You must have close to 2 years in reserve by now ?

Margery Bills said...

Too bad you have to waste that water. Maybe you could even fill another tank. Then you could have a garden. There are flash flood warnings here. I drove home in sheets of pouring rain from San Antonio. I think some of the worst. I could barely see the road in places. There were some teenagers out driving recklessly getting excitement. My dogs surprisingly loved playing in the water. Rain here is always a blessed event here.

Dani said...

That's not an ugly day in my book - it's a day I would be extremely grateful for :)

Why is the water so "muddy"? Is it because of dust on your roof? Or is the water pumped from the creek?

John Wells said...

That is water pumped out of the creek...takes about 3 weeks to settle out. Those tanks have been filled this way 5 times and there is only about a quarter inch of sediment in the bottom of the tanks.

Margery Bills said...

Interesting about the water. I thought it was dust from the air. I looked up desert shade trees - the Texas Ebony from the Chihuanhuan Desert and the Acasia and so forth. I guess there is a lot that would grow there. I planted trees here Ash or something and they grew big and beautiful. But then I found out they were short lived and I cut them down so the roots would not get in the septic and falling branches aren't so fun. The Elm trees here get huge and last for years but several Mesquite were cut down and they drink water. Some people are allergic to them.

Dani said...

John - how much water do you get from your shipping container roof? We scored roughly 20kl from a much needed 50mm which fell on Mon / Tues. ( 1mm = 1lt / mtr2 of roof area.) Your roof area looks huge so should give you a fair quantity into catchment tanks?

John Wells said...

The greenhouse roof provides approx. 1500 gallons per inch of rain.