15 July 2009

The Waders.

I have spoken before about the Daylesford Organics style police.
I have no idea how these beauties got through the gates.
Bren says they are called waders.

Today they got tested out for the first time and apparently they passed.

The air temperature is 7.1, I'm guessing the water is quite a bit colder.

We have this issue with high iron and iron bacteria in the water that is coming out of the bore into the dam. You can see it all orange against the green of the dam.

This iron is sludgy and clogs up pipes and filters and creates a bit of a mess and a lot of extra work.

Bren's theory is that by making the water go up into the air before it goes into the water he is aerating it which in turn will make the iron particles heavy and sink to the bottom. Aeration also helps to improve water quality in general.

He will also be able to monitor how much water is coming out of the bore from the edge.

I'm just glad I'm the designated photographer.


Petrus Spronk said...

Good on you Bren, showering in the dam, during winter, with your clothes on, I'll br joining you soon.

CurlyPops said...

Hee hee it's Mr High Pants!

Meg said...

I'm glad you are too. Great photos!!

Beck said...

There is something very Benny Hill about the outfit, and possibly the expression on Bren's face...! I also like his pleased/proud look when the water is spurting out. What a lot of fun you have at Daylesford Organics!

farmdoc said...

Wonderful post, guys. Bren, if ever the Daylesford Organics style police arrest you and lock you up, I promise to bake you a cake with a file in it. xx

Thea said...

Very interesting to see how much work is involved behind the scenes. Great blog!