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Congratulations - you really deserve a wonderful place like this. I look forward to following your adventures there thru permies. Thanks for sharing so much information and carrying the pod people along for the ride!

Yeh earthworks that bring back creeks! I am working toward bringing back several old springs on my land - am planning the earthworks now. Will build them as soon as I can get the money together.

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Dowsed spot produced a layer of rocks over super compacted clay with a layer of wet clay underneath.

Good signs.

Clay is formed into a snake 8 or so inches, easily.
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Oh wow. In your positions I think I would strongly look at earth building techniques like rammed earth or compressed earth block with clay like that.

But of course, you have a great many resources from which to choose. Looks great.

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awesome!
 
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I think this is the first time I've seen a picture of my ear. It looks like I might have some elf heritage. Or vulcan.

This was my first time trying the dowsing thing. There was a spot where the wires moved. All three of us did it. A little unnerving.

 
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Oh, So you did the dowsing yourself? Pretty cool huh?
 
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I got this idea that it would be cool to stand at the top of the cliff and get one of those little helicopters with a camera on it and have it fly in - like that would make an excellent video intro for my vids. But they sounds freaky expensive and it sounds like they have very limited range.
 
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Paul, a quad copter that can record video and be controlled with your ipad is just $300. I would say it would be well worth the money
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Make an amazon wish list and put the drone in it, then give naming rights to whoever buys it for you. The land looks amazing. I am super excited to see the theory put into practice.
 
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Range of that is 165 feet. While there are some good uses, I think the cliff thing would need something more like 300 feet.
 
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