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Preparing the acequia garden soil

March is a good time to get the soil ready for planting and irrigating.  We got this process going in early March and like to get started as soon as the soil can be worked.  In years past, we have … Continue reading

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On Acequia irrigation 2014

Today is Thursday and the Mayordomo (ditch boss) of my acequia (community managed, gravity-fed irrigation ditch) called me yesterday and asked if I wanted the water.  Even though I had the water last Sunday, I decided to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Maintenance and use of drip irrigation at the school garden

We are in the third year of implementing a school garden at Parr Field.  For the last two years, we had collaborators who were responsible for setting up the drip irrigation system and utilizing the greenhouse.  This year we don’t … 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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New headgates for Acequia Sur

Today I was happy to inspect some work done on our headgates from another project completed with the help of Taos Soil and Water Conservation District and contractor Monty McCarty.  I am thankful to our past Commission for getting the … Continue reading

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New irrigation diversion structure for Acequia

Today we saw the completion of a project for the parciantes (irrigators) of Acequia Madre del Sur del Río de Don Fernando de Taos.  The process was initiated by a previous Commission through a program offered by the Taos Soil … Continue reading

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