Monday, 5 October 2009

3 Of - 2

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Small natural spring, that I have never known to completely dry up.

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Which trickles down the hillside onto the track below.

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Which is now piped under the field and helps to keep a new pond filled. The field was alway wet and boggy, but as been sold along with others to the local golf club.

11 comments:

Kerri said...

Lovely countryside!

PERBS said...

Our city is doing things like this to put the water to use, to get rid of mosquitos in the marshes and to have wter for the ducks.

Dimple said...

Here you might have trouble with putting in piping and making use of the water because of drying 'wetlands,' although since the water is running downhill, and at the end there's a pond, you might get away with it. Maybe. Wet lands are important, but so is common sense!

SandyCarlson said...

Lush and beautiful. I love those magical springs.

alicesg said...

Lovely photo of the countryside. I wish I could afford to buy a piece of the land and have my own farm. The only farm I have now is farmville in my facebook...lol.

James said...

Such a beautiful area and I like the thought of a natural spring. I'm not sure if i've ever seen one before.

Willard said...

Hi Tom,
I have enjoyed catching up on your blog. I always like your photo tours. The post about the cows made me realize it is much the same in these parts. Although there still are plenty of cows, when I was young most of the farms were dairy oriented, but now there are few of them. Most have either stopped farming or gone to raising beef and crops. Actually about the same amount of land is farmed, but only a few large operators are doing most of the work.

Also in reference to your question about the injured deer-the Game Commission policy is pretty much hands-off. If it has a chance of survival they let the animal alone, but if survival is questionable they put the animal down by shooting it. Billie Cromwell and I looked at the animal last evening and he thinks it will survive easily although it is a nasty looking wound. Coy showed the post to some people where he works who are bow hunters and they think the wound was caused by an arrow.

Take care and thanks for your many visits!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing power of water. It, water, is fast becoming our most important natural resource. Even better than gold. For no amount of gold will ever be able to buy pure water again. I am afraid big business has seen to that. So a spring, if not polluted is a good thing to invest in. But the gold course may be its savior unless the course uses chemicals to keep the grass green. Beautiful post, Tom.
Anything that makes me "think" has got to be good.

RuneE said...

Pity that an old natural resource like that shall end up in a Golf club. At least you have documented it very well.

PS Im' not at hoe at the moment, so there will not be much blogging for me either for some days!

Gattina said...

What a beautiful green landscape !

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I love little Springs. I am supposed to have one on my property so an old timer told me. Well I have looked and looked for 25 years and cannot find it.

They build a spring box aound the outlet. It has an overflow pipe and a lid on it. Such a box allowed one to get a lovely cold drink anytime.

Where I grew up there was a spring that came out the side of the hill by the road. Called Springbank road. A pipe had been driven in so the water flowed out the pipe. People came from all around to get the wonderfull spring water.