Merry Christmas everyone hope you all are having a great day. We had our Xmas with our daughter and her husband last night on Christmas Eve because my lovely wife has to work today. We (my wife and I ) will have our Christmas tonight when she gets off work. She is ok with it it allows the younger nurses with families with young kids to be there with them today.
Last night we had what has become a Christmas Eve tradition, tamales .
We made a few tamales for Christmas Eve
Here is Christmas Eve diner …we had a good time…..and way to much food.
Sorry that one is so small My daughter took this and I copied it from her face book page.
Here was a surprise pulled this yesterday morning,so it is my Christmas Eve Carrot.
Right out of the ground.
Cleaned up , this is some of the carrots I planted in my Rosemary bush Barrel
Here is our Tree this year LOL Sharon thought it would be cute. Since she had to work today and all the kids have move out.
A good year presents pile as tall as the tree…LOL
And this is great Tamales for Christmas Breakfast.
And cant for get the furry kids
Bella in her party dress.
Rowdy Cat as Santa Kitty
And what would Christmas be with out PK the Kitty Grinch.
So From Our House To Yours Have A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year.
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Well that is the good news. I got the plumbing done, and the pump in to lift the water up hill to the grow beds. I also got the gravel in the beds. Most of it came from the first system , I took one half of it apart and reused that gravel, I hope it will still have the Biological filter and speed up the cycling process so I can get the fish in the tank. Like I said that was the good news.
As you can see the Bell Syphons have been pulled out of the grow beds. They were not working and I decided to go another way . So the bad news was I had the gravel in the beds, now I had to take it all out again.
I decided to try laying a water hose connected to the out let and protected that with a corrugated pipe.
Well when I tested this it did not syphons as fast as I wanted it to. The problem seems to be the height of the outlet on the barrel, I use the bung hole. Also the drain going to the holding tank was bigger than the hose so the that didn’t help. So I went with just a simple elbow that syphons from the bottom of the bed.
This is a drawing to show what I ended up with. I didn’t get any pictures of this before I covered it up with the gravel. Basically you see the pick up tube coming in the barrel, the small gravel guard goes around this and the large gravel guard goes over all of it. I can watch the water rise in the large tube, to adjust the in flow.
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