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darius wrote:
Hi, Sailor. I somehow 'lost' this thread, and just found it again. Your overshot wheel looks marvelous. I was thinking to do something similar with the overflow from my spring, but recently it must have had a cave-in back in the mountain somewhere. Still flowing enough to water the garden, but not enough to turn a wheel much. I have a wide creek (well, not very wide, maybe 12-15 feet) in front but it's shallow and NO drop/fall for at least 1,000 feet upstream (and not on my property). Here's a winter shot showing a bit of my creek. (I'm away from home and other photos are on a portable drive at home.)

I'm intrigued by your salt box. I plan to try my hand at smoking a few things but I'm not sure my block root cellar is cool enough year-round for storage. Only the back end is in the ground. There is a shed here that must have been the smokehouse at some point. Chimney pipe is still the ceiling, but I use the space for tools. Actually I want to build a smoker but a chicken pen comes first.

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