Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Notes from Mother Nature

Wow, Mother Nature likes rain. Those silly train guys tried to put some drainage in to get water out of the balloon loop. During the winter I raised the drain pipe about 1/2" which trapped a lot of water. Some of the water made it to the pipe, so the train guys thought the land was draining, but it was not. Then I sent a lot of rain which caused the soil to compact a bit and now there is about an inch of standing water. My goal is to make a new prairie pothole. At an inch a year, I should have a nice ten foot pothole within a century or so. But who is in a hurry.

Mother Nature will enjoy watching the train guys try to solve this problem by digging and moving dirt and all kinds of mankind activities. Instead they should just work with me, not against me. Mother Nature always wins.