Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dam it

There's been some excavation work going on, on the farm, and I think everyone, including Muddy Hubby, is just a tad excited. On one of the blocks we have always had a wet patch, after the floods and heavy rain it was almost like a swamp with bird life and marshes. Rumour had it, it's where there used to be an old well on a spring, so they've been doing a little digging, and lo and behold they struck water.

So they decided it would be as good a place as any to put a dam, so it has two methods of filling, one from the natural spring and one from the rainwater runoff, a win-win situation really.

They called in the excavator and he dug a test hole, which once he broke through the hard crust, struck water underneath.

He then began the digging process, working his way from the centre point of the dam to the outside, Muddy Bubby was in awe of the machine.

This is what it looked like by the end of the day.
This is what it looked like this morning, with water filling from the spring.

The sheep will no doubt soon be down to check it out, do a taste test on the water and probably camp next to their new paddock addition.


  1. Having a big digger just outside would be very exciting!!!

  2. Wow! That's exciting! Excuse my ignorance but would that be good to have a spring-fed dam during dry times?
    A digger would be big boy fun!

  3. You've struck gold there and would be the envy of many a farmer!!! Very exciting :-)
    Mel x

  4. How exciting Nat! I can totally see how much elation that process would cause... even I was a bit excited reading this post and seeing the pics of it. I bet the kids absolutely LOVED watching that all take place... my boys would be in awe too! xoxo

  5. My little boy would have LOVED watching the machinery too!. We are in the process of putting fish into our dams... yum.


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