Catching rain

The recently laid pipework, which will provide the main source of irrigation for the vegetable beds, needs a source to draw from. A conveniently placed underground tank, situated within the remainig foundations of the Orchard House, serves the purpose well. But first it needs to be revived. As the silt and debris are gradually cleared, we begin to see the shape of the old brick built tank. A new feed pipe is installed to channel rain water from the roof of the back sheds along with an electric pump, which will push the collected water up to the  needy plants. Pretty cool stuff…

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