3/4 Acre Food Forest in North Texas
3/4 Acre Food Forest in North Texas
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01/11/2013
Submitted:
25/11/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Azle, Texas, US
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Swales Filed by Melting Ice and Snow

Project: 3/4 Acre Food Forest in North Texas

Posted by Jack Spirko over 5 years ago

We just harvested over 20,000 gallons of melt into our swales, check out this video of it.

Last week we had about 4 inches of snow and ice, mostly ice.  It totally coated the roads and shut down the city for about four days. 

Yesterday (7 days into it) we finally got a really warm day and major melt off.  This is the result 20,000 plus gallons of water gently soaked into our land vs. running down a bar ditch. 

Here is a picture of the swales two days ago. 

 

And this is the day before the video was shot during the height of the melt off.

 

 

And here is a 5 minute video the day after the last photo was taken.

 

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