Per Valerie's request, we built a very nice bench looking over the fields to the ranch. It is made out of an old power pole from Springville. The bench itself is perfectly level but the back rest is a little uneven, it still works great though.
Right before dinner we were sitting around talking about how to get the upper field of new grass seed some water. We know we have plenty of water in the dam to do it we just have no way to move it down to the field right now. We know we need to fix the dam and get it a little safer before we can start to work on the project of getting the water out of the dam. We all grabbed shovels and picks and headed up to see if we could do any work by hand (it costs a lot of money to get any construction equipemnt up there to work on it). We surveyed the area and then decided we need to empy all of the water in the dam so there is not any additional damage this winter and spring to the remaining dirt holding back the water. Tucker was the brave volunteer to dive in and figure out how to unplug the pipe. He jumped in the water and found that the pipe was clogged with an old pot, it was pretty funny. He easily pulled it off and then it took just about an hour for the entire water to be drained. Our plan is to now fill in some of the dirt by shovel or with small equipment we can borrow and then fix the spillway/overflow section. We will need some supplies. We need a couple shut off valves and some 4" or 6" pipe, whichever we can get our hands on. Let Jared or Eric know if you know of anywhere we can get it for cheap or even someone throwing it away.
|Tucker finding the pipe in the pond|
|Nearly Empty Pond|