But to make a wonderful home for this fruit forest, plus gather and store as much water as possible in the soil, we also created a water catchment and storage system.
To the best of my calculations, we moved five tons of compost, plus 30# hay bales, buckets of wet coffee grounds and cardboard from countless boxes and dug three 30' swales across the yard.
Here are a few photos, and a time-lapse video of the installation day.
|Roughly finished product|
|What a gang! Sorry Jay isn't in the picture, he was in the house preparing lunch.|