While it's on the the Pasture To Do list to add rain gutters to our house, it's well, you know...on the list. Not having gutters yet has created some runoff issues in heavy rain events. We have the edges of the yard up against the house lined with rock to help prevent erosion from the water that flows off the edges of the roof. That helped keep the water flowing downhill and away from the house. However, we noticed the side yard was now often under water. Also, water flowed from that side yard and the front of our house towards the chicken yard. In heavy rains, there will be a couple of inches of standing water in those areas.
So we endeavored to install some french drains (why are they french?) to help pull the water away from the house and towards the Pasture and away from the chickens' (aka Tinys) yard.
We realized how far our place has come and how healthy the soil is now, because every shovel full of soil yielded dozens of worms.
Until next time, worms rock, bees rule and chickens are my Zen.
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