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RE: where is everyone?

  • To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
  • Subject: RE: where is everyone?
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 13:35:06 -0800
  • Thread-index: AclWRp1Fas2MyuT8T7iowt/fErS1vAAEJgYg
  • Thread-topic: [CHAT] where is everyone?

We might be able to hook up a greywater system to send water to the
front of the house, or to the fruit trees. Veggie garden is too far
away. I'd like to try it. My washing machine is right against an outside
wall, seems like we ought to be able to divert that without major
construction. Don't you have to use special detergents when you do that?
I liked the rainwater pillow too, I've fantasized about how we might
collect water in the rainy season. We don't get much rain of course but
if we could store just what runs off the roof it would help.
Things to think about...


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Daryl
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:25 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] where is everyone?

The problem with transporting dirty water with a pump is that unless you
one that can handle trash, it quickly breaks down.
I know what a pain it is to hand-carry water. I swear my arms are at
an inch longer than they were before the drought.

Can you pump graywater from the house? A very small water-garden pump
pump a heck of a lot of water from showers and rinse water from the
machine. I also keep a bucket in the kitchen and a pan in the sink to
every bit of water that I can.

There's also the Rainwater pillow. http://www.rainwaterpillow.com/  You
could harvest water in the winter and use it in the summer. The owner of
company is an acquaintance of mine - a former county agent and a good


----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI"
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 1:47 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] where is everyone?

> Oh I have lots of mulch. All the spoiled hay and manure from our sheep
> goes into the vegetable garden. So much of it that the garden area -
> least 100ft x 100ft - is almost six inches higher than the rest of the
> yard. But when you get no rain from April through November, and
> temperatures are high (over 100 for July and August) you have to add
> water. We know our water use in summer is mostly outside. The animals
> have to drink, can't cut that back. The front yard needs to use less,
> which I'm working on, but it isn't really an option to let it all die
> once. So that leaves the veggie garden. What would be cool is if I can
> find some kind of pump to transfer the dirty water out of the animal
> pens into the veggies, but so far everything I've looked at is either
> electric (no electricity readily available) or really labor-intensive,
> which I wouldn't do very often. Hmmm.
> Cyndi

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