Water is Life...

14 Aug 2020

This week we have been hard at work climbing, digging and playing in the mud with our new friends Oleg (from Czechia) and Jens (from Austria), together we moved earth and rocks and shaped a part of our hill to secure a new spring-tapping point on our land.**

All our drinking and utility water is natural spring water that comes flowing out of the mountain range we live on.

So as you can imagine it is very important to have a reliable and sturdy springtap that will keep on running, through droughts, hot summers, harsh winters and most importantly...ahem...the CLIMATE CRISIS we are in.

Water is life...

without clean drinking water there is no YOU or me

And sadly unpolluted drinking WATER is a commodity that is getting almost as scarce as HONESTY and FREEDOM

But although you can survive in a society of lies and insanity, you will not survive in a society without water...

How is YOUR drinking water?

Do YOU have access to clean natural drinking water?

Are the groundwater levels rising or falling dramatically where YOU live?

Anyway, I'm glad that TERRA OMNIA has a good flow of the sweet refreshing stuff of life to secure our life here, and we hope YOU do too!

Greenthingz and H2O!

Stenny and Damien

**FYI ... the actual work entailed:

making a path to the highest piece of our land (about 80 metres of elevation above our house)

carrying all our heavy tools and 500kg (1100 lbs) of gravel (in backpacks) up that steep slippery slope in forest

Then digging away some considerable square meters of earth, rocks, roots and clay (by hand because NO machinery can get up there)

to follow the stream of water into the side of the hill

to catch the source...

in go the waterpipes...

on goes the gravel...

then all the earth goes back on top...

it took 3 days...

In hot sun and pouring rain...

Everything was soaked in mud...

Possibly I cried a little

;-)

 

pic by Jenny the cook