Current as of 2020-11-20 21:04:12 +0000
Layout of the farm
For orientation purposes we have assigned zone names to different areas of the farm.
- Zone A goes from the stream in the south-west part, where the main entrance is located, up to the public road that crosses our land in the middle of it
- Zone B is behind the compound
- Zone C begins at the public road in the eastern part and goes up to the creek in the north-east corner
- Zone D is the more or less untouched area between the creek, where zone C ends, and the north-eastern boundary
For each zone we now (2019) have some more details:
The image is from Google Earth and dated 2015. It does not show current reality. Click on it to enlarge.
Our farm land has several shallow wells.
- Zone A has a well close to the creek that passes at the bottom of it
- Zone A has another well with a water tower at the upper end of zone A
- Zone B has a defunct well which is at the low end of the easement. It does contain water but has collapsed and cannot be used to pump water out of it.
- Zone D has a well down in the valley between C and D
As water is an essential resource in farming we want to create a distribution system that allows us:
- move water from any place to any place
- irrigate plants to help them to become established
- provide drinking water to the animals
- have running water in the farmer’s house
Water is a precious resource. We don’t want to waste it, if there are other ways to achieve something. One example is that we don’t use water to flush the toilet. We use a different system which also makes compost for the garden.
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