Monthly Archives: March 2014

Annual cleaning of Acequia Madre del Sur – Day 2

Today we clean our Acequia for the second and final day before we bring through the water.  We usually clean the Acequia Madre itself on the first day, but yesterday we actually cleaned our other main ditches known as Acequia … Continue reading

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Acequia Madre del Sur receives technical assistance

Today we received some more technical assistance from Taos Soil and Water Conservation District.  As in previous posts, TSWCD helped us upgrade our main headgate and another diversion structure.  Now we are looking at a problematic area on our Acequia … Continue reading

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Annual cleaning of Acequia Madre del Sur

Today we begin cleaning our Acequia Madre del Sur del Río de Don Fernando de Taos.  This acequia has been in existence for over 200 years and is probably going through the most challenging time of its life around now … Continue reading

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Apricots flowering at Sol Feliz

Our apricot trees started flowering recently.  We inherited a wonderful apricot from my grandparents and were able to graft it to make two more trees (we had three, but one of them died.)  We got another apricot from Tooley’s Trees … Continue reading

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Planting seedling starts

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On the flow of Rio Don Fernando…

This is the second year we take the Math/Science classes from Chrysalis to the neighboring Río Don Fernando de Taos to learn how to calculate CFS (cubic feet per second).  We keep a notebook that has the results of our … Continue reading

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Rio Don Fernando starts flowing

We noticed water in the river this past weekend.  There was some water in the river a couple of times in the last month or two but it wasn’t river flow, per se, but just some local snowmelt.  Now the … Continue reading

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