Furnishing the summer living room
lavishing a lot of love on the greywater
wetland because (with the addition of a porch allowing access to the back
door) that spot will likely become a summer living area. I
figured I should put in a bit of time to plan out the elements I wanted
to include rather than tossing them together willy-nilly.
I'm well aware I did
several things wrong with my brick-laying, but I suspect the results
will be just fine. I didn't have enough rocks to go around, so I
used the best-looking hand-made bricks from the old chimney even though
they'll probably crumble with age. I also didn't lay down any sand underneath,
although I did have a pretty even bed of bare soil to work with.
Still, adding big stones from the old house around the edges will
probably hold it all together, and I like the idea of a bumpy,
There's lots more fun to
be had with my greywater wetland, but for now I'll close with a photo
showing the night's dishwater running out into the swamp. Yes, it
was already dark so I had to use the flash, but you can see that the
cattails will probably thrive with daily inundations of high-nutrient
The Avian Aqua Miser allows you to fill your chicken waterer and forget it.
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