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Woke Up And The Spell Was Broken [Jun. 2nd, 2008|11:08 am]
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Going back and forth between Kerrville and Austin is weird. It's like having dreams that are so realistic that you can't tell which is your real life and which is your dreamlife, only in this case both lives are real.

I bought a Bigtooth Maple Tree for the land. I'll plant it next fall.

Maple Tree

[User Picture]From: viverra2
2008-06-05 03:28 pm (UTC)
Why plant in the fall and not now?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-06-05 04:33 pm (UTC)
It may not rain until mid-September. If it doesn't I won't have enough water to keep it and all the new trees I've already planted healthy until its roots grow out. I carry some out to the land every time I go, but I need more than I can bring and the river is too far away to haul it from there. And it's way too hot (mid 90's) to be schlepping much water through tall grass and scrub anyway.

In addition, I just drove it 100 miles from where it grew up. It needs time to adjust to the new climate before it gets any additional stresses.
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2008-06-05 06:00 pm (UTC)
Makes sense -- sounds like maybe you need a windmill to bring water up from the river in a hose and put it into "rain" barrels.
Or a rope pump. Solar Aid is working on a solar-powered rope pump (and it seems to be a great charity)
Or a plain solar pump

Does G need a summer project?
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