The garden has gotten its first real round of work. I left a couple little rose bushes and some balms root as it is a very edible plant, and got the seeds in. I was running the hose down from the spring itself for a few days but the water flow was just little more than a trickle by time it got all the way down tot he garden. After I hooked the hose to the water barrel, (not to the pump) messed with the lay out of the hose, and got the air locks out of the line, the problem was solved!
Water Pressure! Yeah for gravity. Up at the little cabin I got the new pump hooked up. It is a good deal smaller than the one I had before. I want to use it a bit before I write about that, but its in, so washing hands and dishes just became a lot easier!
The weather has been getting hot enough that soon it will be a perfect day for dressing up the spring, getting the box over it and beginning to dig the permanent lines. Once that is done then the only real project for the water system (at least for this year) will be to build the solar hot water heater. The copper pipe is still in a pile, just need to get the solder and the ‘T’s’ to put the base together. The insulation board and the glass are waiting against the green house as well. One project always tends to lead to another.