August 20, 2021
Picture of the Week
I really just want to lay down, take a nap, but here I am…powering through! I took some time this afternoon and moved a log. Not only a log, but also a pipe, a rolled up piece of carpet, and an old tire! What in the world am I doing? You are asking…
We have a berm that runs from the fence line, across the property…about halfway. It was put in, originally by my dad, to catch the water and deter it from the house and driveway. For the most part, it does its job…but my neighbors have recently done something on the other side of the fence – not sure what – and now some of diverts on the other side of the berm and runs in front of the mower/tool shed. It’s a slippery, yucky and possibly dangerous mess.
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So, my boyfriend and I put a log across the berm, hoping it would help. It didn’t, so I moved it. By myself…I originally put the log and other items at intervals, to catch the water and push it away. The log may have caught some of the water and pushed it back towards the berm…or not. Then the pipe… then the carpet..
After thinking about it, I decided to move the log and pipe and carpet and make it parallel to the berm (the last photo in the set). There is a tire and also a rolled up strip of carpet. And at the end I dug a hole, which you can’t really see, and made a hump on the far side of the hole. It should fill up with water and then spill out, if it needs to. Anyway…we’ll see what happens and if I need to dig the hole deeper or make the hump higher, we shall see. I just need another downpour so I can see what happens.
I know it’s hard to see…
The hole isn’t very deep, but it should help, at least slow down the washout. I really want the water away from the shed. The compost hole/pile I have behind the shed – which you can’t really see – should help. All I can do right now is wait and see….
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!
~ Iyanla Vanzant
OUT OF WHACK
Before any environmentalist goes and says anything about the harm I could potentially be causing, the carpet will eventually rot and return to the earth – probably in a better fashion than the landfill – and the tire really isn’t doing any harm. Would it be better to send it to the landfill? The carpet is old and no good. I’m using the resources I have…I may eventually take the rubber from the tire and make humps, where I might need them.