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Swamped, even on the ridge

Mini moat

"How's your wood-stove alcove project going?" --- various people

We were almost done with the digging...then it set in to rain. An inch and three quarters later, we didn't have an excavation project, we had a moat.

At first, Mark and I were just going to wait for the water to soak into the soil. But we seem to be on an every-other-day rain schedule at the moment and I'm not a very patient person. So Mark dug out a sump pump. Stay tuned to see if it works!

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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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Good luck - but this is part of Ohio we get more rain than people realize. Though on the Ohio River Valley even heavier - more than Seattle.
Comment by Jim Wed Nov 7 10:43:09 2018
I fully understand your problem. I am wondering if my yard will ever be dry again. We have been getting about 5" of rain almost every week for the past month or two or more.
Comment by Sheila Wed Nov 7 22:54:16 2018
Congratulations you have a square pond.
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