When I posted the earlier version of our farm plan, I failed to take into consideration the trench that runs through our property caused by the spring. I also didn’t include the hoophouse! How could I forget the hoophouse?!
You can clearly see the trench running through the property that starts just to the right of the spring box and ends behind the big house. It is fairly deep, about 2 to 3 feet. We considered filling it in with dirt, but we need a French drain or some way to filter our grey water from the tiny house. In the future, it will be used to water the tree orchard and ornamental flowers but until then it has to go somewhere. A solution would be to just use this trench and save our backs and some money! I included two little bridges since it will block our walking paths from the parking spots to the tiny house and studio.
temporary overflow pipe; will remove this when we hook up
As I mentioned in a previous post, we hired an awesome guy named Lance Graves to install our springbox after months of searching for someone who could do it. I was surprised that there didn’t seem to be anyone that did this professionally in an area where so many homes use springs and springboxes for their water supply. We were told by a few people to do it ourselves, and it seems our neighbors who have lived on the mountain forever most likely dug their springboxes themselves years ago. However after doing some Continue reading →
A little while back I started laying out my tentative plan for the old farmstead. This plan has changed 800 times since I started it, and I know it will change 800 more times before it is finished, especially as … Continue reading →