So we had planned to do recorded Q&A last night but it didn’t happen. It will happen, and it will be released to the audience, it just won’t be a show today. Yesterday the students at my homestead worked really hard. We installed over 500 feet of swale in a very rocky environment.
We didn’t just install it though, we installed it, dressed it, seeded it and mulched it. We did in one day what we had planned to do in about 3 days. Why? Rain was coming, big rain and if we didn’t get it done, we simply would not have been able to continue. Oh I forgot to mention at about 3PM the excavator blew a hose, our operator and Josiah put it on a trailer, took it back to the rental company, swapped it out, came back and we still finished the job.
So for the next two days we will be doing some classroom work, as long as we can find a dry spot we will be letting students learn to use the excavator a bit and just having some fun which is a lot of what are events are all about. Of course tonight we will do a recorded QandA as promised.
Below is some rough video of the swales. Shaky iPhone stuff but I wanted to get this for you while they are full. I think we got almost 1.5 inches of rain in about 1 hour last night. Before the project all of it would have simply eroded the land, took away top soil and went into the bar ditch on the road.
A few quick additional announcements. The MSB Lifetime sale as sold out as expected. If you completed payment all is well, I am working though the conversions as I have the time. With all the little things you have to do they take me about 20 minutes each to process. So I am doing 3-4 a day, I should have all of them done by Monday. If you signed up and don’t get an email from me by Monday, check your spam filter then email me and I will get you squared away.
Please understand that if you filled out the form but didn’t complete payment that your spot likely went to someone else. I am not sure how many but it is clear more people filled out the form then paid for a Lifetime Membership. If you had a problem paying due to PayPal, email me and I will try to work something out with you.
Lastly next week will be short.
- Monday – Listener Feedback
- Tuesday – Keith Snow on making Thanksgiving awesome!
- Wednesday – The Thanksgiving Special Edition of TSP
The following week, we will return to our regular schedule. Now enjoy the shaky video of our swales. Again better video will follow.