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filling in a ditch that was dug last month

Got the waterline ditch filled in today.

Tonight should be a good test with temperatures predicted to be in the mid 20's.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I hope it worked for you. Another few nights like last night and the ground will be frozen solid. Good thing you're digging while you can!
Comment by Everett Thu Dec 1 09:22:39 2011
Running water inside, 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside! Looks like it was a success!
Comment by anna Thu Dec 1 10:26:13 2011
Do y'all gather water somehow, have a well or haul it to your tank?
Comment by Danny Thu Dec 1 16:00:08 2011

We actually have two different water systems. Our drinking water comes from a shallow, hand-dug well and gets treated by a sediment filter and a UV light. We only use that for drinking and rinsing off fresh fruits and vegetables.

We get the majority of our water for washing, irrigation, etc., from the creek. We pump it onto a tank on the hill to give it pressure, and then it gravity feeds to the house.

Comment by anna Thu Dec 1 17:17:35 2011

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