Durbin Post Rock Article) that I am choosing to pass along instead of my usual water post. I recommend you read this short article if you don't know about these unique features.
According to the Post Rock Museum these are really heavy posts - usually weighing from 250 to 450 pounds each. The few I have wrestled with I'm certain were closer to the 450 pounders, so I don't know how accurate the website is!
It took 90 of these per 1/2 mile, or 360 to fence in a quarter section. At 25 posts per day, I'd say the Summer's work schedule was pretty well set for several of the ranch hands. For more information visit the Post Rock Museum Link. Enjoy.
P.S. (added 6/11/2011) There actually is a water connection to this blog post, too - sorta. When first quarried, the limestone posts are relatively soft due to the soil moisture they contain. They must be set out to cure (dry out and harden) before they can be used for posts or other building needs.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I'm proud to highlight their High Plains Aquifer Information Network pages which include links to the entire High Plains Aquifer - a one-stop shopping experience for data and information - at least that's the plan. It is a work in progress, but it has progressed quite a bit over the past 2 years.
If you're interested in the High Plains Aquifer, you might give this site a spin. Might save you a lot of time rather than snooping around in and about 8 states. And don't forget to look at their other pages as well.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Our GMD is fairly well developed (a bit over-developed, in fact) with 3,552 wells, but we're considerably smaller. Our 4,845 square mile area, by the numbers then, contains about .75 wells per square mile. India's area is 1,269,219 square miles - meaning they have some 17 wells per square mile - for every square mile in the country. How'd you like to manage that? Dr. Shah quietly asked me.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The summit will start at
I'll pick up this topic again following the summit with all the closing remarks I feel need to be expressed. Perhaps we can continue the dialog a bit right here for those interested.
(Summit times were updated June 14, 2011 at 7:08 P.M. - WAB)