The Big Melt

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Mud season. It’s almost become a cliche to talk about Vermont’s fifth season as an annoyance. Once the snow melts and the spring rains start, the ground becomes a mucky and muddy mess. Up at the farm, we are working our way through it. Allison was in Peacham earlier this week and she was able to take some pictures to illustrate how swampy the pasture has been since the snow melted.

 

swale lines
Each purple line roughly illustrates the placement of a future row of trees.

 

In the future, I want the trees and swales to capture much of the water on the pasture and help better distribute it in the future.

Also, for those of you who are dying to know how the orange water level bucket is doing right now, it’s full of water and bugs. It’s also becoming more yellow than Home Depot Orange these days.

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