Piney River Brewing Company

And then there was dirt

In Start up on August 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm

And LOTS of it.  A backhoe dug lines from the new well to the barn and to our house (we’re going to use our old well to water parts of the garden and my flower beds).  However, the new well will have excellent pressure, so we’ve routed it to the house and, of course to the barn.

Trench from well head to barn.

Toward the barn from the new well.

Trench from house to new well.

From the house to the new well.

We’ve got some navigation issues from one side of the yard to the other and to things like the compost bin.  The ditches are about four feet deep.  What may be problematic for me is paradise to a five-year old.

One happy 5-year old.

One happy 5-year old.

BIG dirt piles with LOTS of rocks.

BIG dirt piles with LOTS of rocks.

Brian’s doing a crash course in Wiring 101, which involves a book we bought at Home Depot and a lot of questions.  Brian’s already slightly experienced in PVC.  However, he does have a tidbit for future PVC builders–when you’re using pipe cleaner on PVC, don’t hold the pipe between your legs.

One big plus for me is that we’ve put a hydrant in my greenhouse.  No more waiting for a warm day to fill up my barrels in the greenhouse during the winter!

Brian backfills a little dirt around my new greenhouse spigot.

Brian backfills a little dirt around my new greenhouse spigot to hold it in place for now.

The other big news is that the hackberry stump/bottle tree won the battle of the backhoe.  Since the stump was between the new well head and the greenhouse, and we were running a waterline into the greenhouse, I gave the go ahead to dismantle the bottle tree and remove the stump.  (The stump was there from the large tree we cut down when we put up the greenhouse.)   A huge amount of roots were pulled out, but the stump remains.  Bottle tree will go back up when the dirt work is done.

SOME of the hackberry stump/bottle tree roots. The stump/tree remains.

SOME of the hackberry stump/bottle tree roots. The stump/tree remains.

The heat advisory is supposed to end at 8 p.m. tomorrow night…probably around the time we’ll end another night of pipe fitting and laying.

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