Monday, February 12, 2018

a monday matinee...

9 comments:

John Wells said...

I just sold one of my water tanks. This one has a capacity of 1550 gallons. My 10 year history in the desert doing rainwater catchment has shown me that I don't really need this tank - the water in there was 6 years old. I decided to donate about 900 gallons back to the desert. News Theme 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
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Rita B. said...

That scorpion would have sent me running for Alpine.

Ronald Mahan said...

Our water tank at the Mahan Hunt Camp is also a 1550 gallon model - but it is an earlier model when the color choice was only white or white - back then. White tanks like ours (which can still be purchased)- require that you paint them to prevent sunlight penetrating inside the tank and causing algae growth. However, it is shaped the same as John's black tank - and it also will not sit inside a pickup truck bed walls on its bottom. Therefore, you can carry it on top of the pickup truck bed walls or get a wide trailer to move it down the highway.

I do not think we will ever find crawdads, frogs, nor scorpions living in or near our water catchment tank - because we give it an annual dose of chlorine bleach to kill bacteria. We sure do not want to find any of those varmints in the coffee we make with our water catchment water! Water catchment water also makes better coffee - than any TERLINGUA RANCH WELL WATER!

John Wells said...

The critters were burrowed into the sand under tank.

Ronald Mahan said...

Our tank set on a concrete slab that no varmint can burrow into. Also prevents tank from settling into the sand.

David Johnson said...

Chupa really enjoyed the water. Nice to see other critters too.

Margery Bills said...

Using that water for a nice big shade tree like an oak or a similiar tree that would grow out there would have been nice.

John Wells said...

There is a reason why there are no oak trees out here...

Hachita said...

Surf Terlingua!