Monitor the Water!

Worldwide, the availability of potable #water is inadequate to meet demand.

The most important actions to take in addressing this crisis is to know where it comes from, what’s in it, and how much more we need for given purposes.

Specifically, we must #monitor the supply of water.


Weeds r Us!

After the recent rains, weeds & things have started to spring up in our back yard:

We had our pool removed and are planning to start landscaping soon. There was nothing but dirt in our back yard for a while.

Now the weeds are threatening to go to seed, and they need to be pulled up by their roots.

What Lurks Below

It was seven or eight years ago when I started noticing a depression on the lawn in our back yard. Jumping up and down on it made me think there might be buried treasure.

I took a shovel and cut into the grass around the edge of the depression when suddenly whoosh! The circle of lawn disappeared. It was a sunny day and all I could see was a dark black hole. I must have turned completely white because all I could do for a while was stand there in shock.

That’s why they call it a “yardstick”, right?

Marleigh wants to know what I’m doing down there.

This deep, brick lined hole was the overflow for an ancient septic system. All the bricks were completely clean, with just one dry nasty pipe poking into it from the side.

One time I surprised some visitors by hiding in our “stink hole” and lighting my face with a flashlight when they peeked into it.

We eventually filled it completely with concrete slurry.