Start with small simple solutions: Water harvesting

Water. Slow it. Spread it. Sink it. Save it. We began by building an old school, yet effective bunyip level to make sure our berm spillways were lower than our berm crests. DSC04175

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Rock boomerang berms around the sad, thirsty fruit trees. Add carbon source: mulch, biochar, old blue prints, paper, cardboard, and junk mail make for great sponges!

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Earthen boomerang berms around the pecan trees.

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Apparently they were not quit burley enough for Central Texas rains. 

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Lesson learned. More compaction + more mulch.

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Pomegranates are happier than ever. Simple. Slow it, spread it, sink it, and save it.

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