My hound Trout loves the creek. This photo shows how the creek is lower than the field. I was hoping to use a RAM, which uses the movement of the water to pump. I am wondering if it can pump up and across the field. Maybe i will use my well to water the garden. Or i may get lucky and we will finally break the drought that has gripped North Georgia for 3 years now. We've had a lot of rain this winter; the pines are full and green again and the fire bans have been lifted.
Here is 'ol trouter on the boundary rock up in the wood lot. She reminds me of a lioness in the way she moves through the forest. She spends the bulk of her day running animals up the trees - mostly squirrels but also the occasional raccoon and possum.
The cabin is very close to the creek. After hurricane Andrew hit Florida, we had torrential rains and the creek crested but never overflowed. I heard from the natives there is a flood every 100 years. The last one happened in the 80's so im thinking we might be lucky for a while.
This is the part of the field i am plowing up for a garden. Im not sure how big yet; maybe 20 x 20. I don't want more than i can handle.
I think i will order some Partridge Wynadottes this spring. I am a little worried because delivery is february 9 and i have to go out of town on the 20th. And i like to keep my bitties in for the first few weeks. I am worried also my established hens will kill the new birds. That pecking order thing is brutal. The wynadottes make a brown egg.
I also like these Black Japanese. I've read they are very independent. My current dominant hen, Dovey, is very willful and independent too. I've also considered the Araucana, which lays green-blue eggs, and the Golden Seabright. I wish i could have a yard full of chicks, but since i travel back and forth to the city i have to be able to transport my birds.
This is just a short video of the creek by the cabin.
This is my interpretation of the forest refuge at twilight. This image is available as a card on my Etsy shop.