I wondered where this post went to, I didn't post it earlier, wrote it and left it on here... hmm? Too many projects at once, or senile? Okay, late but still I think worth posting. This was written a couple hours ago!
I am going to research routing my gray water, from the kitchen sink, and bathroom sink (just the 1/2 bath) to the pond.
I am concerned that it will lead to even worse algae bloom, it is so green right now, the goats won't drink it at all. I have to water them in troughs.
The pond is holding water, but it is in trouble, and there are fish in it, I don't want it to dry up. I would have to stop pouring anything that I used bleach in down it, but I don't think Dawn would hurt the pond. Now food scraps that go down the drain could be an issue (plug up lines too), I don't have a garbage disposal unit on it, but still you always get bits of food in dishwater. We looked at the idea for watering the garden, but gravity is just the wrong way for the garden, but the pond is down hill, and just west of the kitchen, it could maybe reach, but is it a good idea? I would need inline filters and clean outs.
That would leave the master bathtub and sink and washing machine to get gray water for the main garden. Still a gravity issue, but closer to it, if I have to dip and hand carry... goat cart carry? tee hee
I don't know if that will work, I was just at the barn, putting out fresh hay, and I was gathering up some alfalfa bits that are wasted (goats won't eat it once it is on the floor) and some goat "berries" to make some tea for the garden. I kept having to push goats back, they kept getting between me and what I was doing. Then they were eating my hair, and rubbing against me, try to keep your balance, when squatting to pick up goat berries with a trowel and a goat that outweighs you is loving on you and rubbing: Plop on my butt, and then it is open season, they kiss, they lick, they rearrange my hair, they 'shake hands' they put their feet up to you, they mean it nice, but hooves hurt sometimes. Needless to say, you just wish they would go eat, and let you get something done... but mama is more interesting than food. Poor starving animals! But, I can just see them, instead of pulling the cart, going in circles to get to me! Yes, really mean critters. Maybe I need less friendly ones that want to get away from me? Or maybe I need to walk in front and lead them? Hmm?
Want a good laugh? Last night just as I finished milking it got dark, I had the porch light on, no big deal. But, the light draws bugs, I have baby chicks there in a cage, and they love to catch any bugs they can.
As I approached the door, I noticed something by the knob. It didn't look like a leopard frog, didn't have the long lean lines. It looked like a toad sitting on my door knob. Just as I touched it, wondering how a toad could be on my door knob, it climbed right up the door and over onto the walls.
I watched in amazement as this 'toad' climbed the walls. I didn't know there were tree frogs that are wide and look like toads.