This past weekend, I took the kids and the entire homestead team out to Klätta (my west coast farm) for a mini-holiday. Now that we’re back, it’s busy times before I head off to Ireland to teach my Regenerative Agriculture Design training at Heather Hill farm.
Are you able to take small breaks now and then during the season?
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Tanks should only be built with solid blockwork (225 mm thick solid block on the flat) to 1200mm max height rendered internally to waterproof the tank. Otherwise it should be reinforced concrete. Water pressure on the outside of the wall can be reduced by having drainage stone with a drainage pipe at the foot of the wall to drain away storm water quickly.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Take your time now that this has happened. If you want really good guidance /simple advice on tanks take a look on the internet
IRELAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD AND THE MARINE S. 123 September 2017
MINIMUM SPECIFICATION FOR BOVINE LIVESTOCK UNITS AND REINFORCED TANKS
Taking breaks are so important to have the time away from the farm to rest but also to have a chance to re-evaluate our plans going forward. I took a mini break this weekend for the first time in almost a year. Always hard when you have a livestock farm to get away, read the book English Pastoral by James Rebanks which gave me the inspiration to do lots of new things for nature on our farm and remind me that my changes of looking back at the older methods of farming are only a good thing even in this modern shift of farming intensively.