Thursday, 17 May 2012
Bring On The Tank
We are well pleased, our water tank bed is ready. A couple of weeks ago we had 10 cubic metres of crushed blue metal delivered and Steve laboured tirelessly barrowing it all into the 10 metre diameter circle we needed for 100 000 Lt water tank we have ordered. Last weekend we put in a hard slog 6 hours together levelling it. Steve braced long pieces of wood together and attached the spirit level on top, and this was attached to a central pole so it rotated round. Lots of raking, shovelling, cursing and checking later, it is done. The tank is due to arrive in about 2 weeks which will be rather exciting, it's the tank for the house that will be built later in the year, but we plan to siphon the overflow from our shed tank into it over winter, so there will be water in it when we move into the house.
There are loads of little silvereyes around now. They are so sweet, although I have been told that I may not love them quite so much when they start scoffing our carefully grown berries! I was amused to see this lot early this morning, breakfasting in the pig poo/straw compost pile. I suppose if you don't mind getting dirty feet it would be a nice warm, steamy place to eat, with plenty of little bugs to fill tummies.