dl farm

i know i’m really late on this one, but thought i’d contribute a belated post for may’s bloom day (the 15th of the month).  at the time, there weren’t many inspiring things blooming in our garden, but there were lots of interesting things going on at dl farm, in dimebox:

the girls skirt around the Helianthus

the girls skirt around Helianthus

our new friends, kayron and judy, are working toward incorporating elements of permaculture into their farm’s landscape.  in particular, they are trying to capture as much rainwater that falls on site as possible, using a subtle system of swales and catchment tanks to direct the water back into the soil profile for plant uptake and ultimately, groundwater recharge.

a subtle swale is side cut into the ground between the trees

a subtle swale is side cut into the ground between the trees

a series of catchment tanks on site, future home of Tilapia...?

a series of catchment tanks on site, and future home of Tilapia

panoramic view of cachement tank and swale system

panoramic view of cachement tank and swale system

another vegetated swale through a woodland portion on site

another vegetated swale through a woodland portion on site

as water resources get ever more precious, it will be imperative to incorporate water conservation practices such as these into our landscapes, no matter how big or small.  thanks to kayron and judy for their stewardship.

at the base of the Yucca's rosette

fallen blooms at the base of a wild Yucca's rosette

happy (belated) bloom day…

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