Friday, January 1, 2016

State of the water supply

2015 was another good year for water... 11.67" of rain.  I am a bit under my total storage capacity of 21,000 gallons only due to the fact that I was unable to maneuver my gas pump into place to top off my creek tanks.  Starting off the new year with 17,050 gallons on tap.  39,42,38,0,W


Unknown said...

Happy New Year Mr. John Wells

Margery Billd said...

Good for you.

rj said...

Time to use some of it in the greenhouse. Winter is good for greenhouse crops in Texas.

Dizzy-Dick said...

What is your normal yearly consumption of water? Is this enough to get you through the year.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Mr. Wells & critters. Glad to hear you have a good amount of water for all.

John Wells said...

I need a minimum of 6" of rain per year to keep me happy.

Margery Billd said...

Good question Dick. How many gallons does that compute to I wonder.

John Wells said...

The most water I used in a year was about 18,000 gallons (with 2 steers and a full greenhouse). This past year I only used about 10,000 gallons.

VirginiaMan said...

Welcome in 2016. The year of the container project.

Ronald Mahan said...

Fifteen years ago, in November of 2001, Don & Ron Mahan held the first organizational meeting - creating the MANY TINJAS HUNT CLUB.
From those meeting minutes:
“At that meeting, three (3) goals for the Hunt Club were listed:
1. Improve hunting on the ranch
2. Provide water for all the ranch wildlife
3. Promote good will between all property owners
"The guiding principle for this club is that every member will have or build a permanent water supply on his land."

"Within the next two years, we hope to have 100 members and 100 guzzlers.”
We never got 100 members for our new club – but we far exceeded 100 new water catchments and guzzlers to provide water for our wildlife (and human consumption).

Help yourself and your ranch wildlife – Build a water catchment & guzzler! For further information – see:

Ronald Mahan

Ronald Mahan said...


If you ever find the Many Tinjas Hunt Club Web Site - Click on that YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS - so you will have some music! Also read Don Mahan's short story about:


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Bert Aguilar said...

It's good that 2015 was a good year for water in your area. Quite frankly, there are a lot of places where people could not say the same. They suffered through drought in countries where there would usually be an abundance of rainfall. Thankfully, you have measures in place to make the most of whatever rain you receive from above.

Bert Aguilar @ Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies