Sun Setting On Our Field, by Rainer
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How
Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give this world
All its
Beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its
Being,

Otherwise,
We all remain

Too

Frightened

-Hafiz

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Graywater Feature

Here's how it works:


We take a luxurious hot bath in the new outdoor tub. Zak got this extra deep old cast iron horse trough at a job for free. Thanks J.D.!


Then we drain it through a hose to various parts of the garden. Here is a tiny hedge, a little borage sprout and an animal bone. We've dug up many, many animal bones in our gardening venture. Lots of metal, too.

Speaking of digging, here is an update on the hole. Rainer doesn't want to build a cob structure right there. He wants to keep making it bigger. During the summer the earth gets so dry and hard to dig. The current plan is to wait until the winter rains soften up the soil and go at it again.


2 comments:

Melissa said...

Maybe you could search for things like artifacts and fossils during your dig? What a fun way to learn about local archaeology and paleontology!

zakris said...

Yes, Melissa, I'd like to get a history of who owned this property before us. One guy, our landlord says, dumped gravel all over the yard. There are so, so many rocks. Our landlord also mentioned there was a filling station on the property, obviously long ago to be called a "filling station". We've got quite a collection of bones--I'll have to post that some day.