I know that most visitors to the site are actually more interested in the details of the water collection system than the one or two pictures of cute kids and fluffy Alpacas !
I am very pleased to let you 'aqua-engineers' know that the model we developed that is at the heart of the system design is standing true. Just as predicted, its been rather dry since we installed the tanks. Not sure we have been drawing our full allocation of 15l a day but the level was dropping until last night when the smallest amount of drizzle has replenished, renewed and re-filled the tanks ! It works !
The farmer down the road has just taken delivery of a lorry load of suger-beet to feed his ewes. I have developed an irrational desire to have away with a barrow load and prepare something fancy for the boys supper. I dont think I am about to do this , but if I were - I hear one has to 'steep the beet' what exactly is involved with this recipe ?