Seasonal Diary

Field Drainage

(June 13, 2013)

field draining

There are  always drainage projects in the pipeline...  Old clay drains criss-cross all of our fields, with drainage maps going back to 1883.  Much earlier clay drains exist which we come upon from time to time.  A new plastic pipe was put across this field known as The Ashes.  It was found that clay pipes were broken when the electricity poles were re-located about 15 years ago.  The end of the 'damp patch' mystery....hopefully.

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