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When the well runs dry


[From 2-Jul-2012] End of the line: what it looks like when your well bottoms out and the water stops flowing. Just like a power failure… We’ve  been watching the level in the dug well we’re using, and the refresh rate is pretty dismal. Today, while watering in newly seeded beds, the water finally stopped. After last fall’s failed well drilling, figuring out short and longer term water solution is big here now. The water will come back eventually in this well, but the water table drops as the winter reserves go, and at this point, the well won’t refill high enough or quickly enough to be useful even for seedlings. Water barrels filled from the house well and distributed by watering can is a possible labor-intensive emergency measure. And of course, there is always…rain.


One Comment

  1. Stephanie

    I hope you are still farming and that everything is okay up there.

    I live in FL, where believe it or not, the wells were going dry in our area because we were in drought and our well is very shallow.

    God does answer prayers. I was watering every day and sometimes a couple times a day in the summer. And we are mostly in raised beds because we have nothing but sand. It was wearing me out.

    I ran into “Back to Eden” movie. It’s free online or you can go to youtube. They also have a DVD.

    It works!!!! I really works.

    I cut down on my watering to a couple of times a week.

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